> On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Daniel Seriff wrote: > > > "H. S. Teoh" wrote: > > > > > > *Shrug*. I typed in those little tr/td tags manually :-) I've never used > > > Word before, so I really don't know how to convert its tables to HTML. > > > > > > What I intend to do eventually, though, is to write a meta-language for > > > defining things in my conlang, and have it run through a HTML generator > > > that inserts those tr/td tags for me automatically. It *is* very annoying > > > to have to type them in manually all the time (though cut-and-paste is > > > your friend). > > > > In my 6 years of maintaining my webpages, I have never once seriously > > used anything other than a plain text editor. Any program that purports > > to turn formatted text into HTML usually has a Bible-full of bugs and > > stupid programming decisions. I eventually just stopped taking chances, > > since it's far more difficult to go edit some screwed up HTML doc than > > to just do it yourself in the first place. And yes, cmd-C, cmd-V are my > > friends. ;) > > <sheepish look> I use my boyfriend's Win98 machine (because hooking up > my aging Mac is a pain) and Textpad (http://www.textpad.com), which I > find to be very adequate for my purposes. I actually like coding HTML > manually...so much easier than Java or Dylan (though Dylan is more fun). > As an unreconstructed Amiga user who refuses to let anything that looks remotely like Windoze through his front door, I have had no choice but to code manually. I speeded up the coding work by using wordprocessor macros (like ;bx for <B>, ;bq for </B>, ;ax for <A HREF="">, etc). Each to his/her own, say I... Rik -- http://homepages.enterprise.net/rikroots/gevey/index.html The Gevey Language Resource.