Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#5707 closed defect

Improved Editor Plugin Architecture — at Initial Version

Reported by: ptwobrussell Owned by:
Priority: high Milestone: 1.7
Component: Editor Version: 1.0
Keywords: refactor Cc: liucougar, alex, Adam Peller
Blocked By: Blocking:


I don't think this is news to anyone, but wanted to start a ticket to discuss the Editor's plugin architecture. Basically, I am hoping that at some point, plugins will be more standalone in that plugin code from _editor/plugins won't have dependencies on Editor.js, which appears to be the case right now.

While trying to write about plugins, I quickly ran out of creative ideas for how to tell someone to write their own custom plugin without suggesting that they hack on Editor.js (which currently has a bunch of case statements that handle some of this stuff.) Am I wrong, and there is there is a fairly simple and elegant way to create custom plugins w/o doing that?

Also, it might be worth talking about how you should and shouldn't pass in values to plugins. For example, on the EnterKeyHandlingPlugin?, I don't see a better way of specifying blockNodeForEnter than adding a call to

dojo.extend(dijit._editor.plugins.EnterKeyHandling, { 
                 blockNodeForEnter : "div"

sometime before the editor is parsed. Is there a better way of doing this? Should there be? (All sincere questions.)

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