On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 3:46 PM, Trevor Parscal <tparscal <at> wikimedia.org
> VisualEditor is designed for MediaWiki, but technically is still fairly
> stand-alone. The idea of using it outside of MediaWiki seems to glaze over
> the back end systems that are going to be required to edit actual pages.
> VisualEditor is the front-end, it does not parse Wikitext, it reads in and
> emits out annotated HTML. It depends on Parsoid to convert from Wikitext to
> annotated HTML and back again after editing. If you wanted to use
> VisualEditor to edit arbitrary HTML, that should work (soon) with some
> restrictions because our concept of annotated HTML has certain limitations
> including only supporting certain types of elements and not supporting all
> conceivable HTML-isms.
> I would love to see our work on VE be used elsewhere, but it's not a central
> goal at this time to make it generic enough for general HTML editing.
> - Trevor
> On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Jim Safley <jimsafley <at> gmail.com
>> Will I be able to implement the Visual Editor outside MediaWiki? For
>> I notice that the original edit toolbar and the toolbar that comes
>> with the WikiEditor extension are coupled so tightly to MediWiki that
>> it's near impossible to integrate them into a separate application.
>> (If I'm wrong, please educate me.) I wonder if the same will apply to
>> the rich-text editor.
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