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Re: Disturbing trend in tables

From: Kathleen Anderson <kathleen.anderson@po.state.ct.us>
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 08:32:12 -0500
Message-ID: <004701c08153$10ba5710$e924f79f@STATE.CT.US>
To: "Davey Leslie" <davey@inx-jp.org>, "Anne Pemberton" <apembert@crosslink.net>, "Charles F. Munat" <chas@munat.com>, "'Bailey, Bruce'" <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Davey:
Please don't confuse FrontPage Express, which came with IE, and was free,
with FrontPage 2000, which is part of Office and is not free. They are two
completely differently animals.
Thanks!

Kathleen Anderson, Webmaster
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----- Original Message -----
From: Davey Leslie <davey@inx-jp.org>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>; Charles F. Munat
<chas@munat.com>; 'Bailey, Bruce' <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2001 8:26 AM
Subject: Re: Disturbing trend in tables


> Anne,
>
> I've never used Front Page so I have take your word, but probably you're
> right that there is no other software that is as easy for newbies to use,
is
> free, produces better code, and is free. Oh, yeah, and did I mention? is
> free.
>
> And I assume, if you know what you're doing, it's quite simple to turn out
> good accessible code using Front Page.
>
> However, I have had to clean up a gazillion or two pages that were made by
> newbies using a variety of WYSIWYG applications, including Front Page.
From
> what I've seen, it's kind of hard to believe that you don't need to
> understand what you're doing to crank out good accessible html.
>
> What it looks like to me is that when folks haven't grasped the
fundamental
> differences between a Word document and an html page, what usually comes
out
> a WYSIWYG is far from useable on, say, text-browsers like Lynx.
>
> If I'm wrong, then I sure have been wasting my time trying to learn how to
> do it right.
>
> Davey Leslie
>
> Thus spake Anne Pemberton on 01.1.18 8:52 PM at apembert@crosslink.net:
>
> > Unless I've missed something, there is no other html authoring tool that
> > is easy to use (for newbies, wysiwyg, of course), that we don't have to
> > spend any money to acquire, and that can be learned in a short time.
>
>
>
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