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RE: DSSSL and WYSIWYG Editing

From: Adam Bosworth <adamb@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 12 May 1997 09:24:28 -0700
Message-ID: <D1842F5F197CCF118EC808002BB6919A036D9B57@RED-91-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Stephanos Piperoglou'" <spip@hol.gr>
Cc: "'Terje@in-Progress.com'" <Terje@in-Progress.com>, Terry Crowley <tcrowley@oz.net>, dssslist@mulberrytech.com, Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>, www-style@w3.org
Sure. I'd agree with this. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Stephanos Piperoglou [SMTP:spip@hol.gr]
> Sent:	Monday, May 12, 1997 8:47 AM
> To:	Adam Bosworth
> Cc:	'Terje@in-Progress.com'; Terry Crowley;
> dssslist@mulberrytech.com; Paul Prescod; www-style@w3.org
> Subject:	RE: DSSSL and WYSIWYG Editing
> 
> On Sun, 11 May 1997, Adam Bosworth wrote:
> 
> > I'd have to agree with Terry about this point. I do actually think
> that
> > an increasing percentage of pages will not be authored using WYSIWYG
> > tools, but that being said, our experience with Word is consistant
> with
> > Terry's comments. 90% of Word users don't use styles because it
> requires
> > a top down systemic model for authoring that doesn't come naturally
> to
> > them.  That doesn't mean that Styles are a bad idea, just that it is
> > hard to show that Styles improve an authoring UI's usability.
> 
> But, just like my experience with Word, small documents can survive
> without
> style, but long and complex documents make the overhead work required
> to set
> up the styles pay off in the long run.
> 
> Likewise, making a stylesheet for a small web page will be too
> tiresome when
> one can simply put a STYLE attribute somewhere and be done with it.
> 
> BUT, if you're planning something in the large site range, you'll need
> a
> stylesheet to retain your sanity.
> 
> --
> Stephanos "Pippis" Piperoglou - http://users.hol.gr/~spip/index.html
> I've never finished anything I began, but this time I'm
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