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Re: [SLE] Is Linux Ready? WYSIWYG editors rants......
  • From: samelash@xxxxxxxxxxxxx (Samy Elashmawy)
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 08:12:02 +0000
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Huy Guys,

I have never written a line of html code , besides a few lines to start a
java tutorial app , Why is it so difficult for the gui/wsywig editers to do
html layout , why the need for hand editing ?

The wsiwig stuff I use are browsers , wordprossers , and data base apps, as
well as some programing with delphi which uses wsywig to place components.
Thas one app I would realy like to see on Linux.

At 05:04 PM 5/23/2000 -0700, Calyth wrote:
>When you (Derek) brought up this assembler vs. compiler analogy for the
>WYSIWYG vs. text editor, it did make me think a bit.
>For me I would choose to do the layout of complex graphics with a real
>good WYSIWYG editor, because doing that in HTML is absolute horror and
>it never works on all browser (unless you're uber HTML coder). I did it
>myself for IE but never get it to work for Netscape.
>I would select a fine balance between automation and manual work. Sure,
>driving auto is easy, but when it comes to tricky things to get out of
>usually manual works better. Same goes for programming, languages are
>easier than assembly, but assembly has its advantages (compact, fast
>program). But the most important thing that I think we all agree on is
>the knowledge of what we do. For example, it would be crazy for someone
>to drive a manual car over snow or ice if they know sh!t about manual,
>and same goes for HTML.
>But personally, if the work is all done with WYSIWYG, I wouldn't like it
>too much. At least use an editor to kill the comment tags they make.
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