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Re: Front Page Problem
From Max on 01 May '98
adding to Front Page Problem posted by Robert Malkin


>A. Is this the files or just the way the positioning of the META tags are in the HTML code it writes
> (you had a referance to this in one of your articles)?
Either way, you are doomed. FP will REWRITE YOUR HTML TO SUIT ITSELF EVERY TIME YOU LOAD A PAGE TO
EDIT. No matter what you have at the start, you have to do it their way or not at all.
And, if you find an ISP runnning the FrontPage extensions that will make your pages usable, there
are serious security problems with the way it assigns permissions when new users are set up.

>B. Do you have a favorite HTML editor.
I use several, depending on the size of the job:
HTMLNotepad for quick edits on small files
Microsoft Word when I have a lot of formatting to do, with the coding set up in macros
(macros available on request)
AMAYA (an editor/browser experiment from W3.org) that shows structure, for fixing problems.

>C. How much ease of use am I going to loose with another editor?
The WYSIWYG editors give the illusion of being easy, but they can do dreadful things to your
code without your noticing. I think HoTMetaL gives you the ability to see their tags, but as
I recall, it inserts invalid (non-standard) things to support its WYSIWIG display.
Editing raw HTML code isn't that hard - except for complex tables.


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