A rich text editor in Flash

The second after I saw Flash 6 for the first time, I thought it was going to become a GUI for applications, before the Macromedia rep. started to talk about RIA. Two seconds after that, I thought about exactly this.

I've become highly frustrated by the poorness of text editing features that you find in today's CMS, from the free blog to the zillion bucks system. When they have something, it's always limited to Windows if not just MSIE on Windows.

So am I adding my voice to many others: a rich text editor in Flash is what we, content workers, need. And it's so insanely matching our needs with the possibility to get a cool UI that works with our computers of choice (or anything that runs Flash), that this is an obvious killer application.

As for the price, anything that handles simple XHTML with the mere B (strong), I (em), links and image must be free. I'm ready to pay for something that nicely handles my structural XML tags described in my schema or DTD. Oh, and I want drag-n-drop and offline editing with that :).

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The link to "Stuart Schoneveld's promising Rich Text Editor that" is dead.
http://www.illogicz.com/flashmx/texteditor

BUT I googled this....
http://www.oblius.com/flash_obedit.html

Demo:
http://www.oblius.com/media/flash/editor/

"obedit is a rich-text editor written in Flash. It will allow a user to edit text much like you would in an office-like application, with simple editing features like text modifiers, block indentation, justification, text color, font and size selection"

There is another FLASH rich text editor at

http://www.oblius.com/flash_obedit.html

Demo:
http://www.oblius.com/media/flash/editor/

"This project is linkware. It's free for non-commerical, personal, and educational use..."

Flash-base rich text editor: Ektron's eWebWP
http://www.ektron.com/ewebWP.cfm

I found a post regarding a flash rich text editor on flashkit forum

its in http://www23.brinkster.com/xenonical/editor_v4.html

its a little buggy but still good

Flash Rich Text Editor: Mirage Studios MS+ Rich Text Editor
http://www.mirage-studios.com/RichText

http://64.207.177.114/div/editx/newed6.swf

yet another one..

no open source out there?

hi friends
I am looking for flash rich text editor with image upload facility.
Can any one guide me on this?

I am stuck for this.

Thanks in advance.

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