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From: Wayne Crotts <wcrotts@arches.uga.edu>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 1998 07:40:19 -0500
Message-ID: <00ca01bd5334$2d168fa0$0ba8c080@kafka.uap.uga.edu>
To: "Joe Roeder" <Jroeder@nib.org>
Cc: "WAI I G" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Has any study been done on html editors and which ones write to HTML 3.2 or
4.0 correctly (and hopefully somewhat neatly) and without using proprietary
code or doing something weird so not to be UA?

Especially in non-profit and educational sites, these pages are going up on
very low budgets and by people who because they do computer support or
manage the data, are expected to author the web site as well.

Wayne

Wayne Crotts
Network Administrator
Program on Human Development and Disability
A University Affiliated Program
College of Family & Consumer Science
Athens, GA

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706-542-4815 (FAX)
-----Original Message-----
From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
To: Joe Roeder <Jroeder@nib.org>
Cc: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>; WAI I G <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Thursday, March 19, 1998 5:04 AM
Subject: RE: Frames sites.


>At 01:52 p.m. 03/09/98 -0500, Joe Roeder wrote:
>> Thanks for your posting  and noting that the credit for that
>>framed site was <!-- Lotus Domino Web Server Release 4.51 (Gold, Build
>>202 on Windows
>
>>>From some of the other responses to your post, I'm not sure everyone
>>realize that you were pointing out that the "author" of that site was
>>not a person, but a computer program.  I think there is a very great
>>threat to accessability on the web here.
>
>Question:  Can anyone recommend a good editor program for creating
>web pages that newbies can use, but doesn't produce anti-accessible
>HTML?  I ask this because in my Day Job, I'm the Web Communcations
>Manager for Claremont Graduate University, and many of our pages
>are made by staff or faculty or student assistants with little time
>to learn HTML, but with content they need to get on the web.
>
>Currently, I recommend Netscape Composer, because it's free, and it's
>already on their computers anyway.  However, it produces some fugly
>HTML code, and isn't big on accessibility features (although I'll
>be writing a "how to use Composer to not make suckful pages" doc
>soon...).
>
>Is there anything that _does_ produce at least valid code, doesn't
>mess up existing markup, and has considerations for accessibility
>built in?
>
>--
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
>Governing Board Member, HTML Writers Guild
>http://www.hwg.org/
>
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