- If various components of any solution are essentially being managed out of the forum it becomes an unmitigated disaster as it gets very confusing very quickly and frustrating for the user, the developer and the maintainer.
- Since we are talking about three different levels of development, if we don't have coherency then we will have things that break. For example, the Dragmath integration still includes dbldollars while DragMath has also added same. (as I understand it, Anthony's solution is not the same as John's, John's is published, and neither addresses the new version of dragmath or the changes that allow dragmath to insert the dbldollars....)
- There will arguably be a different integration for each "plugin" to each editor.
- While you are correct in stating that smilies for example can be retained, the question becomes one of managing resources and those resources include not only the time and energy to cobble the code, but the time and energy as well as to manage QA and versioning....
I think what has come out of the smiley discussion has been the following: