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Rep : Re: About HTML 4.0 and its making/editing

From: <mathieu.bois@nomura.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 98 18:18:55 +0100
Message-Id: <H0000097002976c6@MHS>
To: Ian.Jacobs@sophia.inria.fr, ij@w3.org
Cc: mathieu.bois@nomura.co.uk, www-html-editor@w3.org
     
>      Anyway, I have got one question : how was it written ?
>      I mean in which original format (SGML / HTML ?) and with which
>      software (if not done by hand) [and if you have a little more time to 
>      answer me, what did you use to convert it in other formats like PS,
>      PDF] ?
     
     [...]
     
Each editor used his favorite software to author the source HTML (I use 
emacs, for example). 
     
     I also use emacs (X-Emacs in fact) to produce HTML by hand :-)
     
     I imagine it was a lot of work to produce the transformation phase in 
     order to get something homogeneous !
     
     Anyway, congratulations ! The result is nice to read and it is very 
     easy to find the desired items !
     
     I was asking you that because I have purchased Corel WordPerfect 8.0 
     but it doesn't output (when it agrees to do it without crashing !) a 
     "WYSIWYG" HTML : it could be much better in fact (even if there has 
     been (little) progress since version 6.x ! In fact, the version 6.x 
     was producing good HTML according to what the HTML specifications 
     allowed then... I am disappointed to see that they didn't do so much 
     progress in 2 versions later :-( ). I was looking for a worth/reliable 
     software (with the same industrial features a big WordProcessor has 
     and with its ease of use ! :-)  , but I see that the most valuable is 
     to do it ourselves ! :-)
     
     
I hope that this answers a few of your questions. Thanks again,
     
     I am totally satisfied with your answer !
     
     Merci beaucoup !

     Mathieu
Received on Thursday, 8 January 1998 12:22:38 GMT

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