[sclug] Simple WYSIWYG HTML editor?

Adam Trickett adam.trickett at iredale.net
Mon Mar 3 22:23:19 UTC 2008

On Monday 03 Mar 2008, Sean Furey wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 04:21:37PM +0000, Adam Trickett wrote:
> > Actually modern xhtml is very simple, most of the nasty things added to
> > html have been removed/depractaed and the xml rules make xhtml easier to
> > work with as there are no ambiguities anymore. If you could do good html
> > from 2.0 era then you probably know enough html, all the fancy stuff is
> > in the css and the scripting.
> Hang on...  You're advocating "good" HTML/XHTML, and including
> Javascript/ECMAScript/whatever-it's-called-today in that?

ECMAScript is a perfectly good programming language that just suffers from 
mostly being abused. It's a bit like Flash, 99% bad, but there are perfectly 
good use cases for it now and then.

> /me runs off screaming

Most of the time you don't need it I agree totally, and most of the time it's 
badly used, interestingly Dreamweaver (some versions) puts it pages for you 
automatically whether you need it or not. The sad thing is most of the time 
web you are right to run screaming, but your running from the WYSIWYG 
developers not the hand coders...

Adam Trickett
Overton, HANTS, UK

The animals are not as stupid as one thinks - they have neither
doctors nor lawyers.
    -- L Doquier

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