[Moin-user] External Editor on Mac OS X Server

Lele Gaifax lele at seldati.it
Fri May 30 03:14:05 EDT 2003

Ellen, I'm forwarding this to a friend who owns a Mac and maybe has
something to say on the matter.

ciao, lele.

>>>>> Ellen Herzfeld l'ha dit:

    Ellen> Lele, I have configured the browser and edited the
    Ellen> .zope-external-edit file to no avail. I'm afraid there must
    Ellen> be more to it than that to get it to work on Mac OS X with
    Ellen> a Mac editor such a BBEdit which is the one I would like to
    Ellen> use.

    Ellen> If anyone finds a way to do this, please post it.

    Ellen> Ellen

    Ellen> At 21:10 +0200 29.05.2003, Lele Gaifax wrote:
    >> >>>>> Ellen Herzfeld l'ha dit:
    Ellen> Hello, I am trying to use ExternalEdit on my MoinMoin (1.1)
    Ellen> wiki installed on Mac OS X Server 10.2.
    Ellen> When I click on the ExternalEdit_lele link which appears at
    Ellen> the bottom of the page, all that happens is the download of
    Ellen> the wiki page page in text format. Is something else
    Ellen> supposed to happen?
    Ellen> Of course I can then edit the page in whatever editor I
    Ellen> choose but I then have to get the page back into the wiki.
    Ellen> How is it supposed to work?
    >>  Ellen,
    >> the external editor action, with the help of a locally
    >> installed script, should effectively open a "tunnel" with your
    >> preferred editor, so that each time you save the document, the
    >> helper script will actually build up an HTTP request and send
    >> it back to the MoinMoin action that in turn will save the page.
    >> Your browser should be configured in such a way that when it
    >> receives a document with a content type like
    >> "application/x-moin-edit", it'd launch the helper app
    >> ("moineedit.py"): the latter will consult it's configuration
    >> file to find out which editor is most appropriate (keep in mind
    >> that the original work is Zope-centric, where each document may
    >> have it's own preferred editor).

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