[thelist] WYSIGs lacking, why?

Ben Henick persist1 at io.com
Thu Jul 25 13:39:01 CDT 2002

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.

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