Thanks for that, but I'm actually trying to post the whole form with jQuery, instead of using the MS postback.
I found that there is a hidden textarea with the same name as the edit control. It gets collected by the jQuery .serialize properly for the post. This textarea contains the encoded content of the editor. I found code to decode it in another post.
However, that textarea seesm to not be updated constantly. I used this code to cause it to be updated to the most recent value in the editor:
var edtobj = $find("edt1");
// the toggle forces textarea to sync with designer
Do you know of more elegant code to casue that hidden textarea to be updated, other than toggling from html back to design like I did?