Re: Web page generation (#806383)

Subject: Re: Web page generation (#806383)
From: Bill Burns <wburns -at- MICRON -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 11:49:12 -0600

28-MAY-1996 10:17:29.26

>In article <2 -dot- 2 -dot- 16 -dot- 19960521071934 -dot- 3177c1a2 -at- idirect -dot- com>, DAVID IBBETSON
><ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com> wrote:

>> I've just been presented with Incontext Spider 1.1. I hadn't heard of it
>> I won't be using it seriously for another 6 to 12 months.
>> Is there anything special I should know about it, or should I forget it and
>> learn to write directly in HTML?

Anne Weiler (annew -at- chancery -dot- com) replies:

>Get an idea of the HTML codes before even looking at Spider. Spider uses a
>tree metaphor which IMHO makes things much more confusing than they need
>to be. All you're doing is applying tags to paragraphs and headings and so
>on, but for some reason Spider wants you to believe a Web page is like a
>tree and the paragraphs are like leaves or something.

If you're concept of HTML has been influenced by SGML, then this metaphor is
consistent with many of the DTD development tools in use. It does show
relationships well, but it can simplify certain functions to a degree that isn't

Bill Burns
Assembly Training and Documentation Supervisor

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