A supported public API for HTML Editor customization [#RT-21268]

John C. Turnbull ozemale at ozemail.com.au
Wed May 2 20:07:33 PDT 2012


I agree wholeheartedly with this suggestion.  The HTMLEditor as it currently
stands is not particularly useful and offers no means of configuration.  The
use case where you just want to display some HTML text without the editor
controls and without the overhead of instantiating a full-blown WebKit
browser cannot be ignored.


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[mailto:openjfx-dev-bounces at openjdk.java.net] On Behalf Of Slavko Scekic
Sent: Tuesday, 1 May 2012 06:25
To: openjfx-dev
Subject: A supported public API for HTML Editor customization [#RT-21268]

Hi all,

I've filed a new JIRA request concerning the HTML Editor control. Please
take a look <http://javafx-jira.kenai.com/browse/RT-21268> and make
contributions. Here it is:

I dear say that everyone who's used the HTML Editor control will agree that
it is not really adequate for serious use. So, I propose several
enhancements to the API:

1) Make HtmlText an ObservableValue - CRUCIAL.
2) Allow toolbar customization. At minimum, this should include
disabling/enabling or hiding/showing available controls.
3) Provide a mechanism to limit the number (and type) of available fonts.
This is essential for web content production (web-safe fonts are still
considered a good design practice, but also for the theme-specific fonts),
and when preparing content for external components, like JasperReports.
4) Allow selecting default font from code.


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