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Re: Using Netscape Composer to produce clean code

From: Kristine M. Bradow <kbradow@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 17:28:16 -0500
Message-Id: <3650A700.8A33E841@ece.eng.wayne.edu>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Being one of those "untrained, non-techie people" who has depended on Composer
for quite some time, I can vouch for it's effectiveness. I've been learning HTML
on my own, and, as I learn, I've been weaning myself off of Composer, but it
really isn't all that bad. Yes, it has a number of bugs (spacing!), but, as a
recovering FrontPage user, I'll take the Composer bugs!! However, if you check
code written by Composer, it'll never pass one of the HTML checkers, like the one
one hosted by the W3C page. There are too many components that Composer throws in
that isn't standard HTML; i.e. the "NO SAVE" feature if you want to leave an
image on your page in it's original location. It'll pass Bobby and TOM, though.

I guess you just can't beat the real thing--coding the page yourself.

Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> At 03:24 p.m. 11/16/98 -0500, Bruce Bailey wrote:
> >I am pleased to report that Netscape Composer 4.05/4.06 (and presumably
> >4.5+ and latter too, I haven't tried) no longer has the unacceptable
> >behavior I reported here some six months ago.  It is past time to give
> >credit where credit is due.  The following has been true for some time
> >now, but I have not seen it clearly stated here for the record:
> >Composer will produce html code that sails through both W3C and Bobby
> >validation.
> Great news!  This is important information for those of us who work
> in environments where a lot of untrained, non-techie people will be
> expected to put content on the web.
> --
> Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>             http://www.idyllmtn.com/~kynn/
> Chief Technologist & Co-Owner, Idyll Mountain Internet; Fullerton, California
> Enroll now for my online stylesheets (CSS) class! http://www.hwg.org/classes/
> The voice of the future?   http://www.hwg.org/opcenter/w3c/voicebrowsers.html

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