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Re: Amaya

From: Cay Horstmann <cay.horstmann@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 06:51:27 -0800
Message-ID: <CANs8r67m7obRsQiRuQoN4LB2yvgETAqWZ1vMep2ReU0Q0vXWDQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: Dominique Meełs <dominique@d-meeus.be>, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>, Amaya list <www-amaya@w3.org>
Another thing that Amaya does phenomenally well is
1) the keyboard shortcuts
2) truth in cursor positioning

I can type material into Amaya much faster than into BlueGriffon
because I don't need to locate the mouse, and I have full control over
where I am.

In BlueGriffon, you can't put the cursor everywhere--it skips over
tags. It valiantly tries to do the right thing, and when it can't or
won't, my concentration is blown.

I really wish it would continue.

On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 2:32 AM, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 21:42:52 +0100, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
> <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com> wrote:
>> 2011/12/22 Dominique Meełs <dominique@d-meeus.be>:
>>> I am afraid the problems of Amaya are more serious than donate, or host
>>> it at SourceForge or elsewhere.
>> I agree.
> Yeah, probably. :(
>> It would be interesting to know what you and other users find it does
>> _well_. Even if the Amaya project itself dies, it would be worth
>> recording its successes in the hopes that other projects might
>> incorporate them.
> Indeed.
> 1. Make decent clean code without having to look at it (I remember when it
> didn't *have* a source code viewer - that wasn't such a problem)
> 2. Editing styles by example, and then making them into rules
> 3. Have enough browsing ability to make links by point and click
> 4. Have a transformations capability for making macros (table of contents,
> convert element X to element Y, ...)
> There are a few other neat tricks it has. Although I have switched to
> BlueGriffon for HTML5 editing, (it also works for XHTML but I still use both
> it and Amaya), it would be nice to see the Amaya project continue. It did
> some very smart things with intuitive editing of structured formats...
> cheers
> Chaals
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