OT: HTML queries (was Re: PDF datasheets)
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Thu Dec 25 00:15:33 CST 2008
On Thu, Dec 25, 2008 at 1:00 AM, Cameron Kaiser <spectre at floodgap.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 24, 2008, at 9:35 PM, Fred Cisin wrote:
>> > I guess that "modern" HTML has evolved to the point where one MUST
>> > use an HTML generating program, and no more tampering with the raw HTML;
>> > just as "nobody" writes Postscript.
>> Huh? Hogwash.
> I use a very modern HTML editor. It is called vi.
Mine's more modern... I use vim. ;-)
Seriously, though, not counting code-generated HTML (usually written
in Perl, but there are a few exceptions to that), I think 90% of my
HTML has been written with some flavor of vi. The remaining 10% would
have been done in emacs. I have more than a few HTML docs that are
13-14 years old.
In the small chance that the OP wasn't just trolling, I write all of
my pages in raw HTML, but I concede that my experiences are not
applicable to the other 99% of webpage builders who have never written
tag manually in their life (but I also have written more than one
utility that emits raw PostScript, specifically to get
machine-generated columnar text for sticky labels and signs).
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