[thelist] UltraDev

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Tue May 22 07:55:05 CDT 2001

real quick folks, please *trim* your posts...

> From: Don Makoviney <DonM at allensysgroup.com>
> What is wrong with the code it generates? It is by far the cleanest of
> any WYSIWYG editor I have seen.

yes, as far as WYSIWYGs, it is by far one of the best, if not the 
best... however, it is still is a WYSIWYG, and as such, writes 
imperfect code... this is no small detail for hand-coders, and no 
small detail for non-hand-coders trying to get compliance out of 
their pages...

> And even if you don't like the way it codes, you can modify the coding
> properties to make it fit your coding style.

to a point... ultimately, you still have to go in and manually hunt 
down abandonded tags, change DTDs, tweak tables for liquid 
layouts, etc... it's good, but not perfect...

and yes, i have thought about this topic before... it's not a hand-
coder vs. WYSIWYG-coder discussion, it's a discussion of which 
does what you need...

and if you want to read a previous exploration of this i wrote on the 
site, feel free to surf over to:

To Hell With Bad Editors

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