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Re: universal web site programming. [OT]

From: Michael Adams <linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2008 08:53:57 +1200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-id: <20080430085357.1e26be09.linux_mike@paradise.net.nz>

On Tue, 29 Apr 2008 09:58:24 -0400
Rick Merrill wrote:

> Michael Adams wrote:On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 12:38:37 -0700 (PDT)
> Greg Sabin wrote:
>   exactly, if I build a new web site , their must be some kind of
> programming that all browsers can see properly, even if the user has
> to down load plug in's to get full functionality. Since it would make
> sence to use a web site builder and programming that will not ...
> --- On Mon, 4/28/08, Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net> wrote:
> From: Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: universal web site programming.
> To: www-validator@w3.org
> Date: Monday, April 28, 2008, 3:06 PM
> I think Greg is asking if DreamWeaver or FrontPage or ANY similar
> tools for making web sites such that said web sites are universally
> compatible with all browsers.
> Rick
> Michael Adams wrote:On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 09:28:36 -0700 (PDT)
> Greg Sabin wrote:
>    Ok, is their any kind of web site programming, that is universal to
>  all browsers that may be used on all currently used operating
>  systems?
> Or is their no such thing? but if their is such a thing why not use
> that and just stick with it?
>     Not sure what you are asking for here.
> All browsers read (X)HTML, this is not OS dependant. Page data.
> All "modern" browsers read CSS, OS independant. Page Layout.
> "Most" modern browsers read Javascript, OS independant but user
> switchable. Page programming language.
> "Most" modern browsers allow Flash and Java, OS independant, but must
> be downloaded by user. Object programming languages.
> Server side scripting, (ASP, CGI or PHP for instance) is not OS,
> browser or user dependant. Page generating Languages.
> If you were clearer in your request more help could be forthcoming.
> The best answer i can give is, build standards compliant HTML4.01
> Strict code then apply fixes only where needed. The more complex your
> page, the more fixes need applying. Internet Explorer will generally
> require more fixes than all other browsers combined.
> That was not what he ment by "programming" - what he ment was
> *software* or web creation tool.  In other words SeaMonkey Composer -
> it should produce valid code all the time.

Why keep answering me not the OP, when you seem to grok his intent?

So the original question was about writing, at best designing web pages,
not programmimg them.

The request is misdirected, as it is OT for this list. Surely
downloading and trying Amaya, or many of the other OSS authoring
apps is the next step. Many in the developer community would say that
Dreamweaver is the best, AFAIK it does the best job of not messing with
custom code.

I have ended up using a combination of CMS and hand coding on my sites.
And use no authoring software other than a PHP IDE.


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