[Scottish] Anybody know a good text editor which can run in a browser

Thomas McLean tam at linuxrulesthe.net
Wed May 12 13:40:57 BST 2004

Hi Colin,

Don't know much use this will be to you but I once used this and it's
pretty neat. It runs off port 80 and it interacts with your files
allowing you to edit them (if you have the correct permissions
ofcourse!). The software is called MyShell available here:



On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 23:14, Colin McKinnon wrote:
> Hi all,
> The subject says it all really - I want to be able to edit some text (code 
> actually) from a browser and post the data back to the server. I guess this 
> is the kind of thing which Java should be good for but typing 'Java code 
> editor applet' into Google turns up a LOT of noise (mostly tools for editing 
> java applets - not java applets for editing text).
> There are no end of WYSIWYG editors (actually most of them are buttons stuck 
> in front of the editor buit-in to Microsoft's IE) but I really want to edit 
> PHP and javascript.
> I did find netedit which is little more than a textarea with buttons on 
> (http://www.chipsoftinc.com/products/netEdit/). ViD looked promising 
> (http://www.oursland.net/vid/) but I don't get the cursor in the right place 
> in any of the browsers I've tried.
> TIA,
> Colin
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