Proxima 2 WYSIWYGGeneric Editing For The Web
Room: BBL room 471
Speaker: Martijn Schrage
Title: Proxima 2.0, WYSIWYG generic editing for the Web
In line with the Web 2.0 trend, an increasing number of web sites offer
visitors the possibility to modify and add content through some form of
editing. However, the editors provided are either basic text editors
that are awkward for editing complex presentations, or custom-made
editors for a specific type of content. A generic editor could be used
to create powerful editors with little effort, but has the problem that
it needs to be installed on each machine it is used on.
A server-based generic editor can help solve this problem. It will allow
the easy creation of WYSIWYG editors on web-pages, without requiring the
editing user to install any software. Instead, the browser runs a simple
script that draws a rendering of the edited content and sends edit
events back to the server.
The Proxima generic editor system has a layered architecture that can be
modified in a straightforward way to support a client-server model. The
resulting Proxima 2.0 will allow web-based WYSIWYG editors for a wide
range of document types to be created with little effort.
In the talk, I will give an overview and demonstration of the Proxima
system and its 2.0 extensions, for which a prototype has been implemented.