More on browsers and WYSIWYG
I thought I might report a bit on the status of the browsers regarding WYSIWYG support and ContentEditable, watching the bugs we have reported, there have been quite a lot of fixing going on the last few days, both on Safari and Firefox.
The features that they have implemented is quirky, but on the upside, they are further along than most other browsers in terms of functionality, if only the things they had worked properly, it would be great. One major problem with Firefox, that goes through many of their features, is the cursor handling, it jumps around and does not perform as expected.
On the complete opposite of Firefox, the things in Safari that they have implemented works very well, but the browser lacks certain important features. Overall, its looking very good, but its slow progress.
These guys are very fast as fixing bugs, there are some minor known issues with the back button at the moment, but other than that it’s very nice. We enjoy working closely with the Opera team.
We do not have as much overview of the current status of MSIE 8 development as we would like (if anyone at MS reads this, get in touch). Most of the stuff seems broken now in the latest 8 version, so we are basically waiting for the next Beta before we start to look into it more. But on the positive side, in MSIE 7, the things that work works flawlessly, there are a very low number of quirks compared to other browsers. It’s tough to report bugs and get them noticed however, so for any problems that does exist there isn’t much hope in getting them fixed.
So there you have it, our status report on current development in the WYSIWYG area of browsers.