A warning to certain types of users (doesn’t effect folks that only use the WYSIWYG editor) and a request for comment.
Maybe need some way to disable the WYSIWYG editor? Frankly, I never use it, but this is what happened today:
I have a document. I commented out a bunch of stuff in it. I had some “metadata” commented out as well. Quite a bit actually.
I switch to layout mode to see how things were looking. Then I switched back, but I was confused … because it didn’t switch back. Then I realized, “Oh, I must have hit Code View instead.” And then I saw a typo, fixed it, and then decided to switch back to markdown mode cuz … markdown is how I was editing this document.
Then … CRAP! a page worth of commented out experimental text and metadata vanished … poof! gone.
So … is there a way to turn this thing off? I can’t seem to determine a means to do so. Does it nuke other data as well?
UPDATE: 1.There is a solution to get back the data (see Laurent’s comment on Note History … I was in a rush and the text was not critical so I didn’t use this, and 2. There is a means to disable access to the WYSIWYG; see dpoulton’s comment below.
But it’s true it’s not ideal as it is, and no it’s not possible to disable it. I’d prefer a solution where the editor can edit the note in a lossless way, leaving intact the markup that it doesn’t handle.
@laurent Yeah, I was going to do that. I was in a rush though to hand the core text to someone, so I just recreated the meta information and will worry about the lost text later. It was not earth-shatteringly important, but annoying.
It would be great if the wysiwyg-editor wouldn't delete the xml-comments. At least the table-calculate-plugin would be more usefull then. Data-entry is much easier in wysiwyg.
From another perspective, maybe there should be a guideline for plugins how to add extra meta-information, which won't be deleted. Maybe they should be using markdown comments (I'm a noob, so could maybe be done better)? (gitlab)
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