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Re: HTML 5 Tutorials and authoring Re: Dissatisfaction with HTML WG

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2007 14:32:03 +0900
Cc: "Ben Boyle" <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>, "public-html@w3.org Public List" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <68091327-BE9B-4EC3-9160-01E47645DB14@w3.org>
To: "Preston L. Bannister" <preston@bannister.us>

Hi Preston,

Le 27 déc. 2007 à 14:02, Preston L. Bannister a écrit :
> A review of Authoring tools on different platform could also help.
> http://www.w3.org/2007/07/html-authoring-tools/
> [snip]
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_HTML_editors
> Any general information is better dropped into the Wikipedia page.
> Perhaps the W3C page would be better focused to reference Wikipedia  
> page for general information.

sure. Feel free to complete the wikipedia page.

> Then again - what question(s) are that page meant to answer?

The page was a personal page where I was starting to jot down notes  
with tools I have tried.

* When saving a document for the first time, does the tool proposes  
different options with regards to the format. This has consequences on  
the way files are served on server when looked locally in the browser  
or ftp'ed on a server.
	xhtml doctype -> .xhtml -> application/xhtml+xml
	html doctype  -> .html  -> text/html

* "lang" attribute: Does the software warn users about lang  
information when creating a document? Does it support a general  
config? etc. Interesting in terms of i18n

* Is the title is set by default or does the software proposes to give  
a title?
   title is mandatory in HTML.
   For example, Adobe Golive had by default the title "Bienvenue dans  
Adobe Golive versionnumber" in French. Many Web sites have this title  
because people just don't know.

* charset - what kind of meta charset information is added to the  
files? When I change the encoding of the text, is it changed in the  

* patterns for editing images?
   constraints attached to the edition. Why authoring tools developers  
choose one solution over another. etc.

* what kind of html documentation is delivered with the software?  
spec? homemade? etc.

* does the tool offer a way to check the syntax? on typing or manual  
   does the tool knows when there is a mismatch between doctype and  

* what kind of templates are delivered with the software?

Karl Dubost - W3C
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Thursday, 27 December 2007 05:32:10 UTC

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