The ward is a factory for the Combine
I’m using Rich Text Editor and I have problems!
Using Safari you cannot see the toolbar editors – either the Rich Text Editor or the basic one. This is not the fault of WordPress.com. It is a fault in Safari in that it uses a non-standard way of rendering the necessary code.
it should be said that wp.com Rich Text Editor (TinyMCE) uses a specific extensions (quirks) of Microsoft® Internet Explorer (since v5.5; in this case even proprietary) and Mozilla Foundation (since v1.3; or to be exact a Gecko) based family browsers.
and, currently, THERE IS NO SUCH A ’standard way of rendering the necessary code.’
therefore, plain truth is so called ’Rich Text Editor’ which describes itself as a cross platform* is available to users of only two mainstream browser family TMCE supports.
oh, and yes, of course: “We have no plans to support Markdown or Textile at present“. apparently, Markdown or Textile users don’t belong wp.com target audience which is probably supposed to be a crowd of a complete dummies who can only push a fancy WYSIWYG buttons, which alas does not even work with a Safari browser.
*) WTF, why the hell browser is platform??? or, even better, why MSIE & Mozilla are the platform and others ain’t one?