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Re: WYSIWYM editors

From: Laurens Holst <lholst@students.cs.uu.nl>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 21:32:11 +0900
Message-ID: <45FE82CB.7000005@students.cs.uu.nl>
To: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Daniel Glazman schreef:
>> People like your father don’t create web pages with NVU, get an 
>> account with a provider, and use FTP to upload their pages there; 
>> they create a page on Myspace, or post their content on forums.
> On the contrary, he does use Nvu, and uploads his pages using the
> builtin site manager. You'd be surprised to know how many non-tech
> people use Nvu for that purpose.

Ok, I misphrased that. I did not want to say that there are not many 
‘laymam’ people using WYSIWYG/M (now I don’t know which to use… is 
WYSIWYG suddenly derogatory? :)) editors and uploading their pages. What 
I wanted to say that there’s just this incredible amount of people who 
have never touched a WYSIWYG HTML editor, yet still put huge amounts of 
content on the web on a daily basis, through simple web forms and plain 
text editing.

I think in terms of sheer amount of content, this far exceeds the number 
of people who do author HTML pages directly.

> The vast majority of HTML authors are... email users. Zillions of
> them are composing "rich emails" without even knowing it's HTML inside. 

*fervent nod*!

Ok, if you consider email, too, maybe the HTML authored pages win after 
all :). But the semantics situation for email is even worse than it is 
for web pages! *grin*


Ushiko-san! Kimi wa doushite, Ushiko-san nan da!!
Laurens Holst, student, university of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Website: www.grauw.nl. Backbase employee; www.backbase.com.

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