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Using htlm editors to produce clean code?

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Wed, 13 May 1998 13:50:13 -0400
Message-ID: <01BD7E95.051DAE20@bbailey.clark.net>
To: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Has anybody had success using Microsoft FrontPage or Navigator Gold to 
generate html code that parses through Bobby or the W3C Validator without 
errors?

I am confortable with html and text editors, but I need to find tools that 
our secretaries can use without learning html.

Front Page generates way too much extraneous code and actually makes it 
difficult to put in good alt text.  It's really overkill for what I am 
looking for, since it is site-oriented instead of page oriented.  I 
envision giving responsibility for one-page-per-person for our site 
(eventually -- smile).  Communicator's editor is not too bad from this 
point.  You really can browse a site live, edit, publish -- all without 
knowing many details.  I hate that Communicator favors appearance tags vice 
logical ones (<B> and <I> instead of <STRONG> and <EM>), but only fails me 
on two points:
	1)  It won't include the <!DOCTYPE... statement
	2)  It puts nbsp; after graphics in table cells which causes a Bobby error 
since my tables now mix graphics and text.

Does anyone know how to defeat either of the above two behaviors?

I understand HoT MetaL pro has a built-in validator, but I have not gotten 
a hold of it yet.  Any praise for this product?

Thanks very much for your time.
Bruce Bailey
www.dors.state.md.us
Received on Wednesday, 13 May 1998 17:24:34 GMT

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