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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

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HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook

Overview of this book

HTML5 is everywhere. From PCs to tablets to smartphones and even TVs, the web is the most ubiquitous application platform and information medium bar. Its becoming a first class citizen in established operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 8 as well as the primary platform of new operating systems such as Google Chrome OS. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" contains over 100 recipes explaining how to utilize modern features and techniques when building websites or web applications. This book will help you to explore the full power of HTML5 - from number rounding to advanced graphics to real-time data binding. "HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook" starts with the display of text and related data. Then you will be guided through graphs and animated visualizations followed by input and input controls. Data serialization, validation and communication with the server as well as modern frameworks with advanced features like automatic data binding and server communication will also be covered in detail.This book covers a fast track into new libraries and features that are part of HTML5!
Table of Contents (21 chapters)
HTML5 Data and Services Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Advanced rich text input

While the basic contentEditable-based rich text input field is sufficient in most cases, sometimes it is not enough. We might want to allow the users to insert more complex objects such as images and tables.

In this recipe, we're going to make an advanced rich text editor that supports inserting images and basic tables.

We're going to build this editor based on the simple rich text editor demonstrated in the Using contentEditable for basic rich text input recipe.

Getting ready

We're going to start with the code from the Using contentEditable for basic rich text input recipe and improve upon it.

How to do it...

Let's write the code.

  1. We're going to take the original index.html and example.js files but we will modify the HTML file. We're going to add two controls: a table button and a file picker to insert images:

            <title>Simple rich text editor</title>
            <style type="text/css">