This is one of those questions that has been bugging me for years now and I honestly don't know the answer.
Why is the visual editor not truly visual?
What I mean is, when I insert a video, I don't see the video, when I insert shortcodes, they are not parsed, other than basic images nothing that I input into the editor ever looks exactly the same as what is on the actual page.
Is there something inherently wrong with the editor, or is there something that I am not doing when I build a custom theme that causes this?
I am aware of adding custom editor css files, and yes those do help a little bit, but nothing I have tried ever gets me exactly what I see on the front end.
After all these years, why is this still the case?
*You know, I have never seen an article on this issue, not even one. It's like everyone just accepts it and never questions why it is the way it is, so I figured what the heck, no harm no foul in asking.
Does anyone see a day when anything we put into the editor will be exactly what we see on the front end?
Is that even being worked on anywhere?
I ask because I even see some great frameworks where you can use 'building blocks' to build page templates, yet you just have to know in your mind what it is going to look like as none of the shortcodes are parsed (if that is even the right word)