Blogger RTE editor


Okay, so at Dave's recommendation I've been trying the "editor-rte" built-in editor in the Roller blog software that Sun uses.  It does a pretty good job if you want to create your content inside the browser. (I can't figure out how it puts in paragraph tags, but I can work around that using the "View Source" checkbox.

But when I want to paste some preformatted text (or even non-preformatted text) into the window, I get bugs.  One problem is that preformatted text blocks get totally munged when I go back and forth between "View Source" mode and normal mode.

Another problem I ran into today is that when you paste a bunch of text from an external editor, I got no spaces between the last word of one line and the first word of the next.  So I had to go through each line and insert an extra space for each line in the original text.

Yucko.  Of course, I don't pound on the Blogger built-in editor as much, so I don't really know for sure that it doesn't have these bugs.  But my impression is that the one built in to blogger is better.

Also, it's hard not to accidentally hit a carriage return in some places.  In a real wysiwyg editor, that paragraph line spacing is larger than the line line spacing.  So if you make a new paragraph, it shows up visibly and you can correct it.  Not so with the RTE editor.

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