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How to display two wmd editors on same page

asked 2012-06-06 10:18:27 -0500

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updated 2012-06-06 10:35:53 -0500

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I want have 2 forms on the same page. I edit a log wmd.js to show the toolbar on 2 forms, but when I press a button of the toolbar on the second form, the actions are fired on the first form text area.

How I can fix this?

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I'm going to edit the title a bit.

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answered 2012-06-06 10:34:38 -0500

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updated 2012-06-06 10:37:16 -0500

Askbot's version of wmd editor (note that it is not the same as the "official" version) will not work in more than one copy on a single page, because it uses hardcoded element IDs to assign behavior to DOM elements. Look for any getElementById() calls in the wmd.js.

According to HTML standard it is illegal to have > 1 element on a page with the same ID.

So that needs to be fixed first - probably by allowing to sett unique id's to the parts of different wmd instances. The "id bug" can be fixed by switching to classes, but it would still be necessary to assign unique behavior to the instances, esp. in the cases when contents is to be saved on the server.

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