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Re: Amaya

From: Jeff Hunt <jeffhunt90@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 12:13:25 +1300
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To: Amaya list <www-amaya@w3.org>
To me the success of Amaya is:
1.  that it it is a passable WYSIWYG editor great for pasting content
straight onto the page.
2. it is also an acceptable code editor with a lot of help for for
adding simple code that is tiresome to type.
3. Most importantly it validates inter-actively (on the fly), so that
if I forget to close a div I know at once before I have to muddle back
through code looking for a mistake.

I have not found any other editor that comes close to this scope and
convenience.
The Maths and Vector Graphics may have been a mistake - it is the
convenience of the editing of simple code that I like.

The faulty display I find unimportant. It is good enough to get an
idea of how things look. And it is simple to run a range of other
browsers at the same time to simply see if the code looks good on the
standard browsers.

On 12/23/11, Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis, Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:42:52 +0000:
>> 2011/12/22 Dominique Mees <dominique@d-meeus.be>:
>
>>> 1.a. It is a reasonable editor. I have been using it and I still
>>> sometimes
>>> do (in combination with Bluefish for the code). (For multipage projects,
>>> I
>>> write in TEI and generate the pages automatically with all hyperlinks.)
>>
>> It would be interesting to know what you and other users find it does
>> _well_. Even if the Amaya project itself dies, it would be worth
>> recording its successes in the hopes that other projects might
>> incorporate them.
>
> And your opinion, as well. ;-D
>
> My take:  In some ways, Amaya is just of word processor that uses
> HTML/XHTML as its native format. In that regard, its table of contents
> features are great. Its conversion features, such as its ability to
> convert e.g. paragraphs to a lists, is a good, simple idea. Its ability
> to select parent or child content etc with simple keystrokes. There are
> many, many details. All other WYSIWYG editors seem to have been made
> for 'designing' short things.
>
> Leif H Silli
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