Re: OOo Writer and FrontPage
Thanks, Lou...I'll bet that almost hurt to say that :-)
You know it.
Back in the day, MS thought it could co-opt HTML and own the Web (so
did Netscape, really). It was inventing tags and standardizing
FrontPage and MS Word HTML output around a purposely convoluted CSS
scheme intended to simulate MS Word's notions of page structure. It
didn't matter if the markup worked anywhere other than MSIE and MS
Office (better if it didn't).
FrontPage and MS Word's 'Save as HTML' functionality were very much
the same product under the hood. You could even do remote FTP
connections from Word (still can); FrontPage just added webby
pagination widgets, egregious ActiveX controls, and hooks for the
FrontPage server extensions. Won't even go into that nightmare.
Out of legal necessity, MS scaled-back those particular World
Domination ambitions, and a lot of selfless folks forged common
standards in the meantime (W3C, WaSP).
FrontPage has improved because Microsoft lost.
But I'm still codin' and markin' up by hand, dude, and letting
server script and databases do the heavy lifting. Only way to fly.
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