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RE: Simplicity of Authoring and Accessibility Tools

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 01:48:12 -0800
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Kynn wrote:
"What would you say to an accusation that an insistence that "they
must learn HTML if they are going to publish" is elitist and
exclusionary?  Or am I misrepresenting your views?"

Yes, you are. I said that in the absence of an adequate WYSIWYG editor,
teaching HTML is a better alternative. I never said that we don't need a
good WYSIWYG editor, quite the contrary: I'm all for it.

As for teaching HTML, I've been teaching for the better part of 20 years and
I've yet to meet anyone who was incapable of learning. Different people may
need different pedagogical techniques, and may learn at different rates, but
anyone who's capable of operating FrontPage is certainly capable of learning
enough HTML to code a web page. Whether they want to is another question.
For those who don't, I hope we get a decent WYSIWYG tool soon.

Charles Munat
Received on Friday, 19 January 2001 04:41:16 GMT

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