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Re: Hand-coding HTML (was: New html-element: table3)

From: Daniel Glazman <daniel.glazman@disruptive-innovations.com>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2007 03:36:07 +0200
Message-ID: <46369987.4020302@disruptive-innovations.com>
To: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Cc: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

Maurice wrote:

> I think...
> I hand code
> You probably hand code
> The people we hire are required to hand code
> The people who hire us require that we hand code
> 99.9% of the people in this group hand code 90% of the time at least (wild
> guess)
> So in total that's what...0.07% of the planet
> The rest of the world does not and will not want to hand code. People will
> hand code things for those people to be able to use without hand coding.
> Those who want to get into the hand coding business will be willing to
> learn. The work we are doing now will make it easier for those people to do
> complex things in the future. People not willing to 'learn' but still want
> to play around with html will likely continue to use a mix of hand coding
> and wysiwyg and will continue to create 1996 era sites. The rest of the
> world will be updating forms on myspace2.0
> There will always be hand coders. There will always be non coders. The non
> coders will always outnumber us. The non coders will always be dependant on
> us to build something they can use to create stuff on their own without
> coding.
> That's what I think.

Amen to that.
I entirely agree with that if you except myspace 2.0 ;-)

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