[CS-FSLUG] Browser Text Editor Application

EnzoAeneas enzoaeneas at gmail.com
Tue Sep 28 13:51:04 CDT 2010

I used to have an extension in firefox that worked like that, but it saved
to your profile. But here is another one that will do what you ask, but is
HTML and code oriented:



On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 2:49 PM, EnzoAeneas <enzoaeneas at gmail.com> wrote:

> You could always roll  a javascript editor into an extension for Firefox or
> Chrome and then add your own save and load buttons that save/load to/from
> the local file system.
> OR -
> have your webpage open up a separate page and write your output to it as
> text so that you can use the browser's save mechanism and give it a field
> that you can type a path into to open using XmlHttpRequest and a file:///
> protocol. You may even be able to use a dummy upload input on a form so that
> you can use the open file dialog and then use javascript to read the path
> from it and upload it using XmlHttpRequest or by just opening a new window
> to that path and then read the contents of the window using javascript?
> Wow that looks complicated when written down, but actually shouldn't be too
> difficult.
> --kevin
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 11:34 AM, Ed Hurst <ehurst at soulkiln.org> wrote:
>> I really appreciate your answers, folks.
>> > Don't know if this will do what you want, as it seems to need web
>> > serving, but there's always this:
>> > http://ckeditor.com/
>> >
>> > or this:
>> > http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/
>> >
>> > or this:
>> > http://www.unverse.net/whizzywig-cross-browser-html-editor.html
>> I looked at those; they point in the right direction. The last one comes
>> closest, but they all emphasize X/HTML formatted output. If I understand
>> correctly each of them requires some sort of database behind them to
>> capture
>> the output. I'm needing something to drop plain text into a file on the
>> same
>> local system, whatever translates to "~/".
>> > And there are always GoogleDocs and Evernote, both of which are or can
>> > be web-based.
>> I need it to run on the local system, particularly avoiding a login.
>> > I can't imagine that there isn't something out there to do what you
>> want!
>> I don't doubt that for a second. I'm not trying to get someone to write an
>> application just for me, but I was wondering if such a thing already
>> existed. I realize anything with Java can run JEdit, but that's not
>> exactly
>> what I want, since I need it to be in a browser window.
>> Ed Hurst
>> --------
>> Open for Business - http://ofb.biz/
>> Applied Bible - http://soulkiln.org/
>> Blog - http://soulkiln.blogspot.com/
>> _______________________________________________
>> ChristianSource FSLUG mailing list
>> Christiansource at ofb.biz
>> http://cs.uninetsolutions.com
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://ofb.biz/pipermail/christiansource_ofb.biz/attachments/20100928/884a7404/attachment.htm>

More information about the Christiansource mailing list