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Re: Using HTML editors to produce clean code?

From: <Irene.Vatton@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 16:59:48 +0200
Message-Id: <199805181459.QAA08856@tahiti.inrialpes.fr>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
In-reply-to: Your message of Sun, 17 May 1998 12:35:31 +1000."
             <Pine.SUN.3.91.980517122747.4707C-100000@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au> 

> The practice authoring software has of rewriting code is a really 
> annoying, and often destructivee thing. Since most authoring programs are 
> still not as good as a person writing 'bare code', and most are miles 
> away for accessibility/universal design issues, they ought to leave the 
> code as it is, or ask before they take things out. I am not sure how to 
> get this implemented, but I know that I have not recommended any product 
> because of this - it takes about as long to teach somebody HTML as it 
> does to explain to them how to use a program like FrontPage properly, and 
> in the long run it means that they can take the rubbish pproduced by an 
> authoring program and fix it.
> 
> I am encourageed to hear good things said about HoTMetaLpro - I'll have a 
> look at it as soon as I can - life would be easier if there was a product 
> that could be recommended

Do you have a look at Amaya. It's free available on Windows and Unix platforms
and provides well formed documents.
In Amaya, you have also the "Alternate view" that displays a document without
CSS and images (it displays the Alt attribute instead), the "Table of Contents
view", the "Links view" and the "Structure view".

  Irene.
Received on Monday, 18 May 1998 10:59:57 GMT

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