how to use text editor and link it with database
Thank you for this morning's most interesting discovery that there is a whole forum dedicated to "text editors" and for the interesting thread you linked to therein.
I did not need to know about that little debate, but it was interesting and fun.
Glad that you received my morning post in time. It was noon here, as I posted.
Yes, these key words get planted in all sorts of places. There is for example a forum of the same name, then a Moodle Doc, then there is a drop-down box in one's profile, which gets translted to a large number of languages, etc. Randomly changing _one_, without warning BTW, creates contradictions. The ensuing chain reaction creates uncertainity and, if nothing else, the reason given, "To them , Moodle's TinyMCE editor IS a text editor", is downright infantilizing.
I understand both sides (maybe three sides) to the name for the thing.
Strikes me "Message editor" might work best. "Message" appears beside the text box, so . . . But then, for Online text assignments, it reads "Online text."
An intractable problem, I fear.
No point in spending more time on this. If you start a doc page with, "The text editor (sometimes referred to as the 'HTML editor' has many icons to assist the user in entering content." where can you go?
Edit: During Moodle 1 days it was called the HTML Editor, see https://docs.moodle.org/19/en/HTML_editor and the Text editors forum was called the "HTML editor forum" https://docs.moodle.org/19/en/HTML_editor_FAQ (link at the bottom). The "Text editor" is an invention for Moodle 2.0, see https://docs.moodle.org/20/en/index.php?title=Text_editor&oldid=77295. But the forum was called "HTML editor" much longer. Only recently it has become "Text editors". Probably together with the second xxxx editor Atto.
I think the real problem with WYSIWIG HTML editors is that they do both. And perhaps are not wholly either.
Could somebody kindly close the parenthesis?
OK Visvanath- just for you ; I've closed the brackets (Although I will point out to the public at large that anyone is free to edit the docs) (Note the closed brackets there...)
Yes I just got notification of your edit - memo to self: don't do things so quickly