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Re: Any good HTML editors out there?

From: Lennart Staflin <lenst@lysator.liu.se>
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 1995 18:39:52 +0200
Message-Id: <199504091639.SAA15867@tiny.lysator.liu.se>
To: Jared_Rhine@hmc.edu
Cc: march@europa.com, www-talk@www10.w3.org
[Oops, a mail that I have forgot to answer]

   Does anyone have experience with using psgml?  This is reportedly an Emacs
   major mode for editing SGML documents, but I have no experience with it (I
   use HTML-helper mode as well).  If the package works as advertised, one
   should be able to use it to edit HTML 3 just by supplying the appropriate
   DTD.

This should work, I have played a little with HTML 3.0. There
are some strange content model in the HTML 3.0 DTD (in the version i
tested, it is a draft after all). This makes i illegal to have white
space between a <fig> and a <caption> tag. This is probably nothing a
browser would care about, but it is the string SGML interpretation,
and psgml will complain if you put some white space there.

   I've CCed the author; perhaps he can comment on the suitability of psgml for
   editing HTML 3.

As the author I, of course, think that it is suitable for editing
anything SGML :)

But, as psgml is a general SGML-mode it doesn't have special
shortcuts for commonly used elements and entities. To insert a <HR>
tag, to take an extreme example, you will have to type C-c C-e h r
RET, or use a menu.  I find it most useful to not have to remember
attribute names and such when creating forms.



   psgml is available from:

     <URL:ftp://ftp.hmc.edu/pub/emacs/packages/psgml>

   which is mirrored from:

     <URL:ftp://ftp.lysator.liu.se/pub/sgml>

-- 
Lennart Staflin  <lenst@lysator.liu.se>
Received on Sunday, 9 April 1995 12:41:13 UTC

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