[simpits-chat] Word vs. Textpad

Roy Coates simpits-chat@simpits.org
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 20:25:36 +0000 (GMT)

On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Brian Sikkema wrote:

> Hey guys,
> On a bored whim I decided to pit Word's html exporting capabilities against
> my hand-editing of a webpage in Textpad. Here are the results:
> http://www.me.mtu.edu/~bjsikkem/Web/
> I simply wrote "Hello World" on the page and exported it, and then made the
> identical page with Textpad. Looking at the two pages they LOOK identical -
> right down to the title. The difference?
> The Word version is 2k and 60 lines long - thats right, 60 lines, to put
> "Hello World" on the page and title. Mine is but 9 lines.
> This is just for a very simple page. Imagine laying out a very complex one,
> with tables and pictures and all of that. EWWWWWWW.

I've yet to find a 'good' web tool. The worst of the bunch seems to be
FrontPage which produces wonderfully useful things like:

<p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif size="2" color="black"></p>

Loads of redundant crap - everywhere.

I prefer to do it by hand.  <fnarr fnarrr>