Forum OpenACS Q&A: Emacs and web browser text boxes

Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Sam, you are an Emacs user, yet by choice you type your Forums posts into your browser edit box rather than in Emacs? That seems wacky - I just copy and paste from an Emacs buffer. If someone really cared to, it's probably possible to write some sort of fancy Emacs mode and/or Firefox plugin to improve on the text editor / web browser interoperation, but plain copy and paste works well enough.

Btw, there has been some sort of WYSIWYG-style HTML editor supported in OpenACS for some time. I haven't tried it yet, as personally I like the non-WYSIWYG nature of HTML and similar markup styles.

Posted by Sam Nicholson on
Heh, Would that all the world had a .el interface!!! I generally use what's at hand. The context switch is too great when I'm reviewing a set of posts to switch over to emacs and then back to the web browser.

Forums are nice as a record of a specific conversation. Email lists are better transport mechanisms for those conversations, I think.

I'd propose a solution, but you beat me to it in this message:

And very nicely, too.