Re: HTML Editors

Subject: Re: HTML Editors
From: Laurie Rubin <lmr -at- SYL -dot- NJ -dot- NEC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 1995 14:35:24 -0400

Somewhat dumb thought, but, what do you think about copying source info. from
someone else's
HTML doc? You see something nice, so you use it in your document...
Do you think that is a form of stealing or plagiarism?

> A.J.,

> In my opinion, speciallized HTML editors are more trouble than
> they're worth. I've written lots of HTML code and the best setup
> I've come up with (which works on all platforms) is to create
> the HTML code with a text processor you enjoy working with and
> view the formatted text with a respected HTML browser.

> Create a couple lines of HTML code, and save the file. Open the
> file with the HTML browser to see how it looks. Modify the HTML
> code with the text editor. Save the file. Click reload from the
> browser. Repeat 'til done.

> The advantages are:

> 1. You'll be proofing your work with the same tools your
> readers will be using (No need to worry about a buggy
> HTML interpreter)

> 2. You don't have to learn how to edit text in yet another
> text program

> I use Netscape (sometimes Mosaic) and vi under Unix, Netscape
> (sometimes Mosaic) and Norton Deskedit under MS-Windows, and
> Netscape and Saint Edit under the MacOS. All these tools are
> essentially free and can be downloaded with FTP without too
> much trouble. (Norton Deskedit comes with the Norton Desktop
> for Windows, but you could use Microsoft's Desktop Editor just
> as well.)

> Robert Crews
> robertc -at- amcc -dot- com

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