Re: Writing HTML-documents

Debbie Sinmao (debbie@cdinet.com)
Tue, 29 Nov 1994 16:07:41 -0500 (EST)


Date: Tue, 29 Nov 1994 16:07:41 -0500 (EST)
From: Debbie Sinmao <debbie@cdinet.com>
Subject: Re: Writing HTML-documents
To: Chris de Bree <CDEBREE@cetis.hvu.nl>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www0.cern.ch>
In-Reply-To: <3D89E4E28BE@cetis.hvu.nl>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9411290948.A14150-0100000@periplum>

On Fri, 25 Nov 1994, Chris de Bree wrote:

> I am currently writing HTML-documents for Mosaic with: HTML Assistant
> hypertext editor, version 1.0a. Can anybody tell me if there already
> is a new, better version of this hypertext editor I can use ? Or does
> anyone know other, better editors to write HTML-document with for
> Mosaic ?

Hi Chris,

According to the 17 August 1994 HTML Assistant FAQ, the current version 
is 1.0A. Is this what you have?

I've never used HTML Assistant before--I just know that it's a Windows 
based html editor. However...

I've been using 2 other hypertext editors:

One is for the Macintosh only. The program is called BBEdit. It is 
available from Bare Bones Software for a student rate of US$34 (i gather 
by your e-mail address that you are a student). The company's e-mail 
address is bbsw@netcom.com. There are two versions of this program: a 
freeware version, BBEdit Lite, and a commercial version, BBEdit. The 
latest release of both versions is 3.0. You could ftp a demo version of 
BBEdit 3.0 and the freeware version BBEdit Lite 3.0 at ftp.std.com--both 
files are in the /pub/bbedit directory. Also, there are 2 developers 
who've come up (individually) w/ html extensions to go w/ BBEdit and 
BBedit Lite. One is Lindsay Davies at University of York in the UK. You 
could find her files at:
	http://www.york.ac.uk/!ld11/BBEditTools.html
	ftp.york.ac.uk  /pub/users/ld11/
(p.s. Lindsay's extensions has a preview function!)
The other is Carles Bellver at Universitat Jaume I in Spain. You could 
find his files at:
	http://www.uji.es/bbedit-html-extensions.html
	ftp.uji.es  /pub/uji-ftp/mac/util/bbedit-html-ext.sea.hqx

(n.b. BBEdit is tres facile to use and html extensions make writing up 
documents in html a snap.)

The other html editor that I use is HoTMetal Pro by SoftQuad HotMetal. 
The commercial version is US$195 for the Microsoft Windows version and
US$195 for the Sun OS 4.13 Motif version (other versions are supposedly 
forthcoming). SoftQuad's e-mail address is sales@sq.com. The freeware
version for Windows and the freeware version for Sun Motif are 
available at the following ftp sites:
	ftp.ncsa.uiuc.edu
		/Web/html/hotmetal/
	doc.ic.ac.uk
		/packages/WWW/ncsa/
	gatekeeper.dec.com
		/net/inofsys/Mosaic/contrib/SoftQuad

(n.b. this program has a lot of nifty features: preview, macros, HTML 
validation check, built-in graphical table editor, plus more)

On Fri, 25 Nov 1994, Chris de Bree wrote: 

> Hello,
> 
> I am currently writing HTML-documents for Mosaic with: HTML Assistant 
> hypertext editor, version 1.0a. Can anybody tell me if there already 
> is a new, better version of this hypertext editor I can use ? Or does 
> anyone know other, better editors to write HTML-document with for 
> Mosaic ?
> 
> Hoping to hear from you soon,
> 
> Chris de Bree
>