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Re: Paving Cowpaths

From: Simon Wiffen <simon.wiffen@sense.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 14:05:05 +0100
Message-Id: <67533F18-6592-43CB-B852-832A1184FBB8@sense.co.uk>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>

Whoops, meant to reply all on this
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Hmm well I've been working commercially for 9 years and I hand code  
in a text editor including hand coding elements such as ampersands,  
as do my colleagues so I wouldn't assume that this statement is  
accurate.

S

On 21 May 2007, at 18:22, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:


> They type into Notepad (or similar text editor).
>
> I don't think this last statement has been true for at least ten  
> years.
>
> These days, they use whatever web-page editing tool they first happen
> upon (Front Page, Dreamweaver, Homesite, whatever) and stick with
> it virtually regardless.  Very few make an informed decision to
> switch to a better editor, and fewer still write angle-brackets
> and &amp;s by hand ...


On 21 May 2007, at 18:22, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:

>
>
>
> Chris Wilson wrote:
>
>> As much as I'd love to subscribe to this philosophy, David,
>
> I think the problem is that the folks who make web pages
>
> (to make a gross generalization) don't read the HTML spec
>
> except as a last resort.  They type into Notepad (or similar text  
> editor).
>
> I don't think this last statement has been true for at least ten  
> years.
>
> These days, they use whatever web-page editing tool they first happen
> upon (Front Page, Dreamweaver, Homesite, whatever) and stick with
> it virtually regardless.  Very few make an informed decision to
> switch to a better editor, and fewer still write angle-brackets
> and &amp;s by hand ...
>
> Philip Taylor
>
>




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