Continuing the discussion from Discourse create new topic user experience on mobile:
One pain point with authoring on mobile in Discourse is that images generate a large amount “techy” markdown when added.
We have stayed away from departing from a textarea for all authoring for very good reason, it is a huge slippery slope.
That said, I am curious.
How feasible would it be to build a plugin that replaces the textarea with a “special” prose mirror component that only does inlining of images into the document and keeps all the rest of markdown in tact?
Meaning markdown is maintained just as is, except that
<img> tags are always expanded to visual counterparts after hoisting code blocks.