Re: HTML+ spec now available in other formats

Dave_Raggett (
Mon, 26 Jul 93 18:08:38 BST

Peter Lister comments on my earlier message:

>> n.b. Its going to be much much easier writing documents in HTML+ than
>> with MS Word and having to fight styles, fonts and pagination etc. :-)

> I think I have to disagree with you there, Dave. Try telling that to
> the MS Word fans here. MS Word (and Interleaf, PageMaker, WordPerfect)
> are a helluva sight easier to write in than a text editor, even with
> Marc A's excellent GNU mode to help.

I was assuming that you would be using a WYSIWYG editor for HTML+. It will
*definitely* be a lot easier to use than Word, particularly for figures and
margin notes! This is partly due to the lower level models used in most
DTP packages, and partly to infuriating features e.g. the problems in deleting
unwanted styles in Word after merging two documents.

I can't comment on the other packages as I haven't used them!