[wp-hackers] Tags in 2.0
r at schestowitz.com
Thu Dec 15 03:09:20 GMT 2005
_____/ On Thu 15 Dec 2005 01:10:03 GMT, [Nik Cubrilovic] wrote : \_____
> Hi Everyone, I have an idea for tag's in 2.0 - and that is to add a
> drop down to the link editing pop-up that specifies the rel for the
> link. The drop-down will have 'none', and 'tag' and then possible XFN
> options ('my site', 'friend' etc.). I know that this is happening with
> weblog links, but I haven't seen anybody yet do this with content
> links. So has it been done, should it be done? Asking before I go away
> and actually do it.
I believe that WordPress 2.0 attempts to embrace ease-of-use and simplici-
ty. Many technical people have a blog already. A rich (graphical) text ed-
itor will probably prove tagging to quite clumsy and confusing to users.
In the case of quicktags (a la WordPress 1.x), tagging could easily be
made an option, but again, it probably adds to complexity and clutter. It
can also slow the user down -- especially one who is uninterested in
> And on another note - is there a spell-checker that is working with
> 2.0, and will there be a standard spell checker included in base?
You have two possibilities: exploit the native spellchecker using, for ex-
ample, a browser plug-in. You could alternatively use the spellchecker on
the Web server, if any are available (e.g. aspell) and incorporate it in
the same fashion as other OSS packages. This is often not ideal, but with
AJAX, a 'check spelling as you type' could be achieved, then embedded in
the rich text editor in particular.
Either way, WordPress need not provide a spellchecker, but it can/should
use one as a service.
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