When considering desktop application development it’s easy to think that web standards that EditLive! is built on – CSS, HTML, WCAG, ATAG and HTTP – aren’t relevant. But it’s worth remember that in addition to being web standards, these are also open standards, and for all application developers, even on the desktop, that means interoperability.
EditLive! is a Java Swing based rich text editor that uses HTML and CSS to create and store content. These two standards are well understood and well supported by a myriad of tools, from desktop PCs to mobile devices. This makes the content generated by your application both versatile and portable.
At Ephox we pride ourselves on our support of these open standards and believe that our partners and customers continue to use our software, not because of some artificial vendor locking like other desktop rich text editors, but because of the compelling functionality and productivity our tools provide.
As a result you’ll find that EditLive! always produces standards compliant HTML and CSS. This means you can be certain that content produced with your application and EditLive! will be able to be used on a wide variety of platforms and devices. It also means that you can switch from using EditLive! at any point if you so choose. That means that Ephox as a vendor has to work harder and deliver more functionality to ensure EditLive! remains the market leader and remain your best rich text editing option. That pressure helps us produce an excellent product and ensures you can be confident in the product that you’re working with.
EditLive!’s standard support also goes deeper than HTML and CSS though. We provide support for a number of other supporting standards. These include the web accessibility guidelines (WCAG and Section 508) and the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG). Our support for these standards means that you can be confident in your ability to meet the accessibility requirements of large organizations and governments worldwide.
EditLive! for Java Swing’s support for web standards enhances Ephox’s offering even for desktop applications. It ensures content produced by your application is portable and interoperable with many platforms, devices and applications.