We found out two issues with the newly integrated comments rich editor.
- This has a negative impact on page load time
- This can break the use of keyboard shortcuts (cf XWIKI-17614)
For these reasons, we propose to not activate the rich editor by default and to only activate it on demand.
You will find below two design proposals for this evolution.
Adding a clickable text to expand the comment input field on click.
The comment form would only be expanded when the text is clicked.
Displaying a text field without rich editing activated on page load.
The rich editor is activated lazily once the user clicks on the text field.
- More engaging toward user contribution because it’s more visible
- The user experience stays almost the same
- More space consuming