Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


Looking for a wysiwig html editor

Posted on 2011-02-16
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-06-21

I am looking for an editor for manipulating html files in a wysiwig fashion
It has the following requirements
- it needs to handle large files gracefully (4 to 5 Megabyte HTML is not an exception)
- I need to be able to highlight strings based on a pattern

Expanding on the latter:
In my html there are quotes (ldquo and rdquo, laquo and raquo) These quotes indicate comments, sometimes an ending quote is missing.
Having the above mentioned functioanlity would make correcting these errors easy

Hope someone has an idea
- which editor to use
- how to implment the highlighting

Thanks for your help

Question by:Geert Bormans
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2

Assisted Solution

andreizz earned 250 total points
ID: 34905032
TinyMCE is one of the best free WYSIWYG editors out there, hope it's good.
LVL 35

Assisted Solution

torimar earned 750 total points
ID: 34905143
Did you already check out KompoZer and w3c's own Amaya?

LVL 60

Author Comment

by:Geert Bormans
ID: 34905157
Thanks for the suggestions
- any experience dealing with 5MB files in these?
- any idea how I can highlight patterns in those?
Veeam Task Manager for Hyper-V

Task Manager for Hyper-V provides critical information that allows you to monitor Hyper-V performance by displaying real-time views of CPU and memory at the individual VM-level, so you can quickly identify which VMs are using host resources.

LVL 35

Accepted Solution

torimar earned 750 total points
ID: 34905339
Sorry, I'm afraid I have not.

You will certainly be aware of the fact that these are quite unusual requirements for a HTML WYSIWYG editor which most developers wouldn't even think of adding to their feature list.
If I had to deal with this situation I'd possibly think of splitting the work between a WYSIWYG editor, and a specialized programmer's text editor for the custom syntax highlighting and large file support (like Notepad++, Scite, PsPad, Programmer's Notepad etc.)
KompoZer apparently supports Mozilla-style extensions, but so far not many seem to exist. For your purposes you might have to create your own.

There is also Aptana Studio: http://www.aptana.com/products/studio2
- the largest suite of free website editing tools. It may be integrated into Eclipse and will certainly support extensions/macros.

LVL 60

Author Comment

by:Geert Bormans
ID: 34905443
> You will certainly be aware of the fact that these are quite unusual requirements for a HTML WYSIWYG editor which most developers wouldn't even think of adding to their feature list.

Yes, that is why I posted here in the first place.

Markers is not an option, since The HTML is an export from an PDF 2 HTML
and I need to transform the result into SGML afterwards,
so it should not be changed other than adding any missing quotes

Positional patterns would be an option, Aptana seems to be flexible enough to do some scripting inside
LVL 60

Author Closing Comment

by:Geert Bormans
ID: 36121623
Wasn't exactly what I was looking for. Closed it anyway. Thanks for the input

Featured Post

Looking for a new Web Host?

Lunarpages' assortment of hosting products and solutions ensure a perfect fit for anyone looking to get their vision or products to market. Our award winning customer support and 30-day money back guarantee show the pride we take in being the industry's premier MSP.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Does your audience prefer people in photos or no people? How can you best highlight what you’re selling? What are your competitors doing, and what can you do that is different and unique from them?  Continue reading to learn how to make your images …
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . It goes without saying that technology has transformed society and the very nature of how we live, work, and communicate in ways that would’ve been incomprehensible 5 ye…
The viewer will learn how to create and use a small PHP class to apply a watermark to an image. This video shows the viewer the setup for the PHP watermark as well as important coding language. Continue to Part 2 to learn the core code used in creat…
HTML5 has deprecated a few of the older ways of showing media as well as offering up a new way to create games and animations. Audio, video, and canvas are just a few of the adjustments made between XHTML and HTML5. As we learned in our last micr…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question