As most web developers will know, there’s a plethora of tools out there on the Web that can provide What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) editing capabilities within web browsers.
My weapon of choice in this arena has always been Xinha – pronounced Xena (like the Warrior Princess) – mainly because the editor itself is very configurable and easily integrates into my custom Content Management platform.
I came across an issue this morning however, where having multiple instances of the Xinha editor on a single web page – with some of the instances initially hidden, caused problems. When the hidden editors were made visible, they didn’t work properly – they were frozen and did not respond to mouse or keyboard input.
I’ve come up with a quick workaround that gets around the problem without requiring much in the way of recoding.