[TYPO3-50-general] Aloha Editor - Editing multiple records in the BE

Denyerec denyerec at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 17:41:55 CEST 2010

Hi there,
Hope I don't get my hands bitten for posting here, but I was reading the  
Sprint 3 notes and had a poke around with Aloha and wondered if the  
following use-case had been considered:

Using the Typo3 v4 List module, one can display a custom selection of  
fields simultaneously, EG show page titles and, say, the page abstracts.  
You can then go ahead and edit all of them in one go, hitting save and  
performing multiple updates at once. This is _very_ powerful and saves  
editors a great deal of time. With the current RTE, although it places  
load on the browser, you can achieve this with current content elements as  
it loads N instances of the RTE. Aloha floats near your content "in page",  
but in the backend the "in page" context doesn't make much sense to me, as  
you're no longer looking at the page "As it is", but as a discreet  
collection of form fields.  Couple that with the fact that in-page content  
editing almost never works properly on sites with complex layouts/CSS, in  
all browsers (If someone can point me to a real-world example that works  
flawlessly, please do), I hope there are plans for a more traditional "BE  
Editing" setup.

My query is, Aloha seems to be an "in place" content editor, so will there  
be a "backend" RTE of similar style to the one we have currently, will it  
be some modified version of aloha, or is this something that is still  

Apologies for being curious :)


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