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saving the modified HTML back to a file

saving the modified HTML back to a file

saving the modified HTML back to a file

I have implemented a WYSIWYG editor that allows users to modify websites from browser. I now can make the changes to a page, but i need to save those changes. I tried to use innerHTML and save that, but innerHTML is not giving the actual source . I need a way by which i can take the current(modified) contents of a page and save it. If anyonehas suggestions plsss tell...this is urgent!!!!

RE: saving the modified HTML back to a file


The subject of the thread sounds like something solved in TiddlyWiki, so I would take a look at their saving trick.

But the content of your post sounds like you are editing an element and wanting to get the source of the whole document. Which as far as I know, is not possible.


RE: saving the modified HTML back to a file


From the sound of your post, you've confused 2 different things: Static websites and Dynamic websites.

Using a CMS produces dynamic websites, where the "pages" are built "on the fly."  You can still use a WYSIWYG editor, however you need to modify other things such as:
Themes and/or Styles
Nodes or whatever the particular CMS uses for "pieces" of the website.

If you edit the actual "page" per se, you're headed for a mess, and frankly, the CMS will not function correctly at all.  At best, you'll get a static page that probably does not have everything where it's supposed to be.

What you COULD be referring to is something like FCKEditor or CKEditor, where you can allow "members" to edit certain portions of a "site" such as blog posts, forum posts, etc.

Let us know if that's the case, and then give a little more detail as to the specifics of your issue/problem (so, maybe give us a walk through type example of what is not happening that should be.

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