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Re: NVU, child of Mozilla Composer (Windows & Linux)

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 2004 21:41:14 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200406192041.i5JKfEd01336@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

> What seems to happen here is that the developers are working with the actual
> code they are generating.  But it seems the same is not apparent when
> hypertext marked up is generated.  In the tech books I read, the HTML

Programmers need to produce proper structures for the programs to work, but
graphic designers only need to produce the graphic design in the visual
form they expect, on their display, to consider things to have worked.
(A programmer is expected to consider all possible inputs and outputs
withing the specification limits.)

> I also feel it's really important to have a free OSS companion WYSIWYG
> editor out there for users to be able to update sites that have been
> developed by standards compliant developers.

Amaya should fullfil this role, although there is a fundamental problem
that you can force people to produce syntactically valid code, but you
cannot force them to produce semantically valid code when the result
is being judged against an intended visual presentation, and only on
a limited selection of software.

Note that Amaya lacks various market "essentials", like scripting and
a frames visual presentation of framesets.  It also lacks some CSS features
that are desirable as alternatives to frames and layout tables.
Received on Saturday, 19 June 2004 16:41:17 UTC

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