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Frequently Asked Questions

Version française.

Firstly, this page is always being improved, so if you don't understand something, or you think something is missing, then please post a message in the forum in the Discussion Forum.


Can I load/edit/save online documents with Xinha?

  • Q: How do I set the content of the editor?
    • A: To set the initial editor content, simply put the entized HTML into the initial textarea
    • A: To set the content dynamically by Javascript, use the editor.setEditorContent(html) method
  • Q: How do I get the edited HTML with?
    • A: Use the editor.getEditorContent() method

On the project

  • Q: How can I help the project?
    • A: Use the editor with eyes open and tell us how to improve it. Feature requests and bug reports should be submitted as tickets.
    • A: Check the timeline and participate in ticket discussions. To see the most recent comments posted to all tickets, click here.
    • A: Localize Xinha to your language (Translating Xinha)
  • Q: Have you had a chance to put up a donation page?
    • A: Currently only one developer showed no scruples and has put up a personal PayPal button Developers


  • Q: Do I need a webserver or can I use the script through file:// ?
  • A: You can use it from a CDN if you want, see the Newbie Guide, but ultimately you're going to need a server to actually do something with your HTML, right.

Editor usage

  • Q: How to insert a <br> tag ?
    • Use Shift+Enter
    • To change the behaviour of unshifted enter, in Mozilla set xinha_config.mozParaHandler = "built-in". In IE there is now way to change this.



  • Q: Xinha doesn't load though I have set it up according to the NewbieGuide
    • A: make sure _editor_url is set correctly and all files could be loaded
    • A: Check for any JavaScript errors
  • Q: I have done everything explained in newbie document but the texts are always in English, how can I use my language file ?
    • A: Make sure your language file is up to date.
    • A: The translation system (i18n) will only work if you have a webserver or run Xinha from CDN.
  • Q: My text appears strangely in my textarea ?
  • Q: Why get the changes only submitted when switching into HTML mode?
    • A: If you submit the form using JavaScript (form.submit())you must not have a button with id="submit" in the same form
  • Q: When i'm using the html code mode, all accented or umlaut characters are converted to normal.



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