Ephox Offers One Editing Environment, Two Different HTML Editors

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Ephox (news, site) unveils the latest update to its EditLive tool for both professionals and enterprises who write for the Web.

Big Boy's Editing Toys

EditLive! is a server or cloud-based editing tool for the enterprise or web-services where content is king. It enables users to create and edit specifically for the Web, without worrying about HTML or compatibility quirks that haunt anyone copying and pasting text from Word or other sources.

Version 7.0 came out at the start of the year and Ephox signs off 2010 with a bang by offering a new 7.5 update that includes improved loading times, additional commands for editing tables -- remember doing that in plain HTML? -- and a new feature called Select Edit.

Java or JavaScript: Take Your Poison

The Select Edit feature combines the popular TinyMCE (Ephox Enterprise TinyMCE) editor with the main product, so you get both text editors in one. The advantage, for those asking why you'd want two editors in one, is that you can now work with Java and JavaScript in the one editor, which will autodetect what you're working with and offer the appropriate tools.

Both share the same interface, so users shouldn't really notice the switch. This saves those who work across Java boundaries from needing to use different editors when switching between environments. Enterprises can buy EditLive directly, or through several web content management packages who have included it with their product. A word of caution -- to use Select Edit, you need a license for both EditLive! and Ephox Enterprise TinyMCE Gold or OEM.

Learning Opportunities

EditLive! 7.5 also fixes a host of bugs and and is currently on display at Open Text Content World in Washington D.C. Pricing is per CPU and available in various classes, for integration or OEM. A free 30-day ASP, J2EE and .NET server trial is available here.