(click for a better look, my theme isn’t wide enough to fit the image at full size)
As an example, load up the FCKEditor demo and try this:
- Delete all the default content and type a few words
- Highlight the last word on the line and insert a hyperlink
- Click at the end of that word, hit enter and continue typing
The result will depend which browser you use – in FireFox, you wind up with the hyperlink continuing on the second line whereas Internet Explorer is a bit smarter and ends the hyperlink before starting a new paragraph.
- double click on a word in the middle of a line
- insert a hyperlink
In FireFox, the selection model highlights the space after the word when you do this and your new hyperlink includes the space – you get this ugly line extending out from the end of your word. IE also highlights the space after the word but is smart enough to not include the space in the new hyperlink.
The EditLive! UI is consistent and sensible on all supported platforms, and our support team is capable of fixing even minor UI bugs. This is the advantage Java gives us; we control the entire editing component and can even fix JRE bugs by extending the Sun classes.
I’m not trying to say the editor is perfect; there are always things we want to improve (and every time the development team is given a chance, we do). It’s just that nothing I’ve seen (even other Java editors) holds up very well next to EditLive!.
For anyone wanting to try Express Edit, the website demos aren’t finished and it hasn’t actually been released yet so you’ll need to download an Early Access build.