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Re: The Conflicting Notions of Ease of Use and Need for Authoring Tools

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 09:31:58 +0000 (GMT)
Message-Id: <200501030931.j039Vwj00988@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> The editor you are looking for is like an orphan disease; so few people
> in the world have it labs don't/can't invest in r&d for that.

The sort of editor he is looking for is the sort that is needed for CSS.
If the editor tries to treat CSS as WYSIWYG on the main document, you
are almost guaranteed to come up with individual styles for each element
(inline, or #id) - i.e. you no longer have a style sheet.  At that point,
I would suggest that the tagged PDF approach of making the presentational
document prime and then marking it up for structure is a more appropriate
approach to use.  Note that, either way, you must provide both structure
and styling information, and that requires more skill than that typically
exercised by the people authoring web sites for all but the most 
prestigious of web based companies.
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