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Re: Cleaning House

From: Philip & Le Khanh <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 21:57:13 +0100
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Chris Wilson wrote:
> Philip Taylor wrote:
>> Microsoft Word is a text editor. We are discussing an HTML editor,
>> which is a totally different kettle of fish, as I'm sure you'd
>> agree.
> 
> Not necessarily, no.  As an occasional author, I generally don't 
really care whether I'm producing HTML or Word content.  I want
some presentational control over fonts, colors and alignment;
I like having some semantic control over paragraph and section
grouping.  Both Word and HTML give me this.  I'm fairly certain
that many people would prefer that HTML editing be EXACTLY like
Word editing (or take over that scenario, at least ;)).  I'm not
sure why you're implying they're fundamentally different?

Is that not at the very heart of this debate ?  Either one
believes in document markup (as I do), or one uses a word
processor.  In the first case, one is first describing the
semantics of a document, and then defining how it is to
be rendered for one or more media; in the second case,
one is virtually forced to consider both at the same time
(to the detriment of both, IMHO).

Philip Taylor
Received on Thursday, 3 May 2007 20:57:15 GMT

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