[Catalyst] Validation of entered content

John M. Dlugosz wxju46gefd at snkmail.com
Tue Apr 12 12:26:51 GMT 2011

On 4/11/2011 10:25 AM, Peter Edwards peter-at-dragonstaff.co.uk |Catalyst/Allow to home| 
> I've used this before - perhaps it will work for you:
>>> http://ckeditor.com/

That looks interesting, but digging through the documentation it seems that its native 
output format is XHTML, and although it mentions that plugin providers _could_ provide 
processors for BBCode etc. it doesn't link to any page of available plugins, nor do I see 
that on their site.

I'm convinced that as a first step I should make the user-supplied content be stored in 
some other format.  Then, replacing the textarea with a fancy WYSIWYG editor would be an 
optional step, and I would like that to be invisible to the app.  So, the GUI editor 
should populate the POSTed data with the same kind of markup that I would ask the user to 
type directly.

Of course, I suppose the Catalyst way would be to allow any kind of markup as long as 
there's an adapter for it.  The abstractions I've seen already in CPAN spit out whole HTML 
files with header and body, not fragments.  And I'm not terribly interested in building 
something like that right now.  I will however keep the decision abstracted and isolated 
in the code.

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