[thelist] Editors ..

Candace Maynard Candace.Maynard at popart.com
Fri Feb 2 18:58:37 CST 2001

Hi Michele --

You're going to have a tough time finding a text editor
that will let you view executed ASP files and server-side includes.

That stuff has to be processed by an ISAPI filter on the
server.  That means your editor has to know to pump the requests
through the server.  Not easy.  Homesite won't do that, AFAIK.  I 
don't know of a text editor that does.

But ... you could map a drive to the server, edit your stuff in
Homesite and then Alt-tab over...

Especially since HomeSite will give you a design mode,
where you can edit your stuff without having to code it by hand
immediately.  Just be careful not to jump into it in files where
you don't want your code mucked with.

Hope this is helpful.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michele Foster [mailto:michele at wordpro.on.ca]
Sent: Friday, February 02, 2001 3:20 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: [thelist] Editors ..

Hi folks ..

Currently, I use an advanced version of notepad to create my web site
projects.  Everything is hand-coded, with HTML, ASP, include files, etc.
would like to add a WYSIWYG editor of some sort.  But, one that does NOT
mess up any of my code at all.  Ideally, I'd like it to have both a
view and a code view.  Something that when in design/WYSIWYG mode, will
exactly (or close to it), what will be displayed in the browser, i.e.
include files and CSS shown and ASP executed.  Needs to integrate with
on Win98.

Am I dreaming, or is there a program that will do this?  I prefer
hand-coding "most of the time".. but there are days when I'd rather just
edit content/design without worrying about the code until I get the look
that I want.

Homesite and Hotmetal Pro neither seem to do what I want, though I only
evaluation versions.  If the program can't process include files or ASP,
then it isn't much help in design mode for what I'm looking for.

Any recommendations?



Michele Foster
WordPro Services
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
mailto:michele at wordpro.on.ca

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