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Original author(s)Jean-François Hovinne, Daniel Reszka
Initial releaseOctober 7, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-10-07)
Final release
1.1.1 / October 30, 2015; 7 years ago (2015-10-30)
Written inJavaScript
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeHTML editor
LicenseGNU General Public License, MIT License

WYMeditor is an open-source WYSIWYM text editor written in the JavaScript programming language for editing content on web pages. It is based on the jQuery JavaScript framework. It differs from other embeddable text editors such as FCKeditor and TinyMCE in that it concentrates on the semantics and meaning of content leaving out visual details.[1][2] Unlike WYSIWYG editors, it explicitly shows the XHTML structure of content to the user.[1][3][4]

Presentation and visual coherence is added using CSS which is either provided prepackaged, or can be customized.[5]

WYMeditor is web server agnostic meaning it can be integrated into web pages built with any server side language.

Although lacking in some areas, WYMeditor statedly has more readable and cleaner source code. The opposite is often said about its competitors.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Visually Editing Semantics, WYSIWYM". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  2. ^ Martin Brampton (17 August 2010). PHP 5 CMS Framework Development - 2nd Edition. Packt Publishing Ltd. ISBN 978-1-84951-135-3. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Forget WYSIWYG editors - use WYSIWYM instead". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  4. ^ C. Lange (14 October 2011). Enabling Collaboration on Semiformal Mathematical Knowledge by Semantic Web Integration. IOS Press. p. 241. ISBN 978-1-61499-345-2. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  5. ^ "6 Embeddable HTML Editors for Your Website Compared". Retrieved 27 May 2011.
  6. ^ Jeffrey Zeldman; Ethan Marcotte (15 October 2009). Designing with Web Standards. New Riders. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-321-67978-9. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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