Rich_TextArea is a jQuery plugin replacement for the venerable HTML TEXTAREA that adds arbitrary triggered autocompletes along with the insertion of rich “embedded objects” included images, links, or any other markup.
Rich_TextArea is not a WYSIWYG editor. It’s intended to be a replacement for a plain TEXTAREA with some additional features including:
- dropdown autocomplete support based on definable trigger characters such as @mentions, #tags, etc.
- insertion of arbitrary markup to represent “embedded objects”, such as images, links, etc. which are treated as single entities from the point of view of cursor movement and mouse selections.
- regular expression triggered callbacks enabling things like in-line URL rewriting, smiley insertion, etc.
- generation of a plain text representation of the editable area.