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CHAT: Word Processors and HTML (was: Re: Recalled to life)

From:Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>
Date:Monday, October 14, 2002, 2:25
On Sun, 13 Oct 2002 21:37:22 -0400 "Nathaniel G. Lew"
<natlew@...> writes:
> >Hey, I was wondering: How did you create that webpage? It was > formatted > >*perfectly* on my end with the bold and everything, and I have a > Mac--and > I > >wasn't using a monospace font. How did you do that? I don't > have > Word, I > >have Appleworks. And I've always been interested in creating > webpages... > >The only one I have (for my language Kamakawi) is through AOL, and > I just > >paste things into their templates. I'd love to be able to do what > you > did. > > I am writing the document in WordPerfect 10. I just used the > "Publish to > HTML" command in the File Menu, and uploaded the result to Geocities > without any changes. According to the Geocities editor, there are a > few > HTML errors in the code, but clearly nothing fatal. Unfortunately, > though, the HTML that WordPerfect 10 produces is an unreadable (and > hence > uneditable) scramble of largely unnecessarily detailed code. I > don't know > how the MS Word "Publish to HTML" command compares.
the HTML from Word is readable (and hence editable), but it is also unnecessarily detailed (to the point that i usually delete about 70-80% of the code in HTML files that i make with Word). I usually add scripts, applets, etc. using Notepad (because Word doesn't handle this sort of stuff very well), so i have to look at all that unnecessary code (wasting that much hard drive space really bugs me when i have to look at it, otherwise i don't really care because i have a 96gb hard drive). AFAICT, the code generated by word is 100% compatible with Internet Explorer. compatibility with Netscape (4.7 and 6.2) is rather limited (quite a few problems, but i edit the code anyway so i catch most of them).
> - Nat
Robert Wilson (Elentirno Pereldar) ( ><(((> ><(((> <)))>< ><(((> ><(((> I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen. I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta. "Ananwa," eque erye, "i ilúvë ná carmë Eruva. Ilyë nati nar tanwi Erullo."