Why does it say text instead of html on the tab on the page editor. What is the difference?
GH: Interesting to note that Upgraded ($$$) sites (deglindesigns.com) still have the html tab.
In the “HTML” editor the final html code is generated by wpautop().The “HTML” editor has the following features:Converts blocks of text separated by two consecutive line breaks to html paragraphs. This allows the user to type in exactly the same way as in any plain text editor and have their content shown properly after publishing.Trims spacing and line breaks around html tags so the blocks of text flow naturally.Has a toolbar with buttons for quick entry of common html tags (Quicktags).
These features make it a nice “Text” editor and a good alternative to the Visual editor especially for quick posts that don’t need much formatting. However calling it “HTML” editor misleads the users that are familiar with html coding. These users expect to have access to all of the underlying html code which is not the case in the “HTML” editor.In short: changing the name to “Text” would reflect how that editor works much better and won’t mislead users that try to code html by hand.