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> 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

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