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Composite for Mozilla

10th September 2002

A few days ago, I blogged the following:

Imagine a textarea element that, when double clicked, spawned a brand new editing environment in a new window with all of the tools of a modern text editor. Or how about the option to spawn Composer (Mozilla’s built in HTML editor) with the contents of a textarea, then click a button to have your newly created HTML dumped right back there?

With the release of Composite, it seems my wish has been fulfilled. Composite is a chrome overlay which enables a streamlined Mozilla Editor for html composition in textareas. Install the plugin, hit Ctrl+E in a textarea and off you go.

It’s still got a long way to go but for a first release it’s looking very promising indeed.

This is Composite for Mozilla by Simon Willison, posted on 10th September 2002.

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