Java/ActivX alternative to sucky TEXTAREA?

I've posted here before about problems with the java textarea class:

- textarea.replacetext() does not work properly in a live-connect situation
- 32 k limitation
- word wrap problem

The work-arounds have involving replacing entire strings or counting down by \r characters encountered have failed.

Is there a new, improved textarea that does not suffer from these problems?  It must support the getselectionstart() getselectionend(), length(), gettext(), and replacetext() functions or their equivalents.

Thank you so much,

Anthony Krinsky

 
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webster030697Commented:
You could always write one :-)
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askrinskyAuthor Commented:
One must wonder who Netscape/Sun are kidding when they think that this thing is going to be used for "mission critical" applications!
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remboCommented:


I would recommend downloading the IFC (Internet Foundation Classes) from netscape at:

http://www.netscape.com/download/ifc.html

They have a TextView and a TextField class that are 100%
Pure Java that might do what you want (they also have one
for viewing HTML pages in a textarea).

You could also check out the Java Foundation Classes from
JavaSoft.  Microsoft also has classes of this type available.

All of these are free...

-Tony


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askrinskyAuthor Commented:
I'll check it out Tony.  Thanks for the tip!

Anthony
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