Edit area

Here is EditArea, a free javascript editor for source code. (That is no way a WYSIWYG editor).
This editor is designed to edit souce code files in a textarea. The main goal is to allow text formatting, search and replace and real-time syntax highlight (for not too heavy text).

This editor is free and freely distributable (released under LGPL, Apche and BSD licenses). All I ask is that I receive credit for my work. I will also enjoy to receive mail to tell me if you 're using it, just in order to have an idea of how much this editor is used. ;-)

Main features:

Current limitations:


Full example


The current version is the 0.8.2, released on 2010-01-14. Go on sourceforge for EditArea 0.8.2 downloads.

You can see the change log here (txt file).


It works on IE 6 -> 8, Firefox 1.5 -> 3.5, Safari 3.1 -> 4, Opera 9 -> 10.1 and Chrome 1 -> 3. More information available in the compatibility chart


The online documentation is available here


For any message about EditArea see sourceforge tracker