Proxima 2 WYSIWYGGeneric Editing For The Web
Date: 2008-12-18 Time: 11:45 Room: BBL room 471 ----+++ Speaker: Martijn Schrage ----+++ Title: Proxima 2.0, WYSIWYG generic editing for the Web ----+++ Abstract 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.