WYSIWYG editor controls on <textarea>
Been searching online for a while and I can't seem to find any decent solutions that work in both Firefox and IE --> basically I want to write a very simple WYSIWYG text editor where a user can highlight a word, click a "B" button and it adds bold tags around it.
Anybody have any idea how to accomplish this seemingly easy task? I've looked at the source code for various open source apps (like Wordpress and phpBB) but the code in both of these is gargantuan and fairly difficult to follow with all the includes and custom objects, functions etc.
It's clearly possible... anybody know how to do it?