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Re: html and dreamweaver

From: <sir_tuba@juno.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 12:08:53 -0800
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20001210.121108.-1686193.0.sir_tuba@juno.com>
To begin, I must say that I have not used dreamweaver, so what I say may
or may not apply to that program.

The main problem with using wysiwyg html-editors is that they (for the
most part) do not correctly follow w3 standards. For example, they use an
inordinate numper of paragraph tags and non-breaking spaces to achieve
formatting. Also, they tend to use deprecated tags, such as <center> and
<font>, instead of styles. If an html-editor could be developed that
correctly followed w3 standards, then there would be no problem.

> Marcelo Perrone, at 17:28 -0300 on Wed, 6 Dec 2000, wrote:
>  What do you guys think about that? Is there any w3 issue on
>   not-hand-coding-html?
> This is totally off the top of my head, but I would think that the W3
> would actually recommend using a good HTML editor, as a good editor
> help the user generate valid HTML, and help the user choose the
> appropriate elements to semanticize some data.
> -- 
> Frank Tobin		http://www.uiuc.edu/~ftobin/
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