On Thu, 25 Jul 2002 Jonathan_A_McPherson at rl.gov wrote: > > A friend has asked me why no one has created a program that creates > > html/xhtml code cleanly and standards compliant. He thinks it should be > > relatively easy. I began to wonder about this myself. Does anyone have any > > input as to why? > > I do. > > <snip> > The problem with WYSIWYG tools and the Web is the "S" -- see. When people > use a WYSIWYG tool, most of them automatically begin thinking in terms of > the visual representation they are working with. They use them like word > processors, in other words -- they want to create a document that looks > identical in their editor and browser. And since this is what customers > want, it's what they get. <div class="shill"> http://www.alistapart.com/stories/basics/ </span> Regards, -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large Managing Editor http://www.io.com/persist1/ http://www.digital-web.com/ persist1 at io.com bmh at digital-web.com -- "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"