I’m looking for an HTML editor with something one might call a “safe mode” where the user can only change the text, and cannot affect the HTML markup in any way.
Here’s the scenario: you wish to let your brother edit some HTML pages, and he is a great writer but is not a technical person.
Here’s an example of the problem:
in a normal WYSIWYG HTML editor, if you have the cursor at the end of a word, and there is an image embedded in the text preceding that word, and you wish to delete the word, you press ‘backspace’ the appropriate number of times.
But if you inadvertently press backspace one time too many, then it deletes the preceding picture!
You can hit ‘undo’ of course - but only if you noticed the problem. The picture you inadvertently deleted might have been very small. It might even have been a 1-pixel widget or something.
This happens in Kompozer, Pagebreeze and Citydesk.
Surely it would be very simple to have a ‘safe mode’ where only the text can be changed. Does anyone know of such an editor?