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Re: IE 5/ Mac - outliner finally possible

Author:James Spahr
Posted:4/3/2000; 5:27:42 PM
Topic:IE 5/ Mac - outliner finally possible
Msg #:15911 (In response to 15909)
Prev/Next:15910 / 15912

Wow. This is incredibly cool. My favorite thing is being able to type in HTML source into the headings, just hit return, and see it instantly rendered. Would there be a way to do this with a text area instead of a field, so you could do the same thing with Web pages? That way you could enable a kind of "edit-in-place" when you go to Edit this Page, and would be able to have a full HTML source editor.

Right now my goal is to create outline based, group to do lists. I've kept my to do lists in outlines for years - now I need to share them. Pike is an option - I want to see if I can get this to work first.

I've thought of ways to avoid the html forms altogether - and that may be a nicer way to get multi-line lines.

The downside is speed... loading the page locally takes about 20 seconds on my G3/250. Perhaps Mozilla's JavaScript interpreter will be faster? I tried loading your outliner page there but it came up blank.

The issue is not the download speed - the page is only about 20k. I need to build all the DIVS I might possibly need before the page finishes loading. There's a bug in the browser that will not let me add DIVS after the page loads. Right now you are limited to 100 lines. I had it at 1000, but it forever ...

It was very fast until I needed the ability to create new lines :-(

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