Re: HTML(+)-editor available?

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@simplon.ICS.UCI.EDU)
Tue, 14 Dec 1993 15:38:04 -0800

I was thinking about the design of such an editor as well, although
I know I won't have the time to write one. So, I'll just add a suggestion
on to Dave's design list ;).

I would like to have the editor work with two parallel views of the
document: one with a full text view of the HTML source and the other
with a view of how the text should be displayed (similar to a Mosaic
display widget). Both windows should be editable and the insertion/
deletion of printable characters should appear simultaneously in both
windows as appropriate to the context in which they are typed. The
difficult thing will be to get the display-widget to read partially-formed
HTML text and interpret the results in a reasonable manner. Naturally,
I'll leave that up to someone else to figure out.

....Roy Fielding ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine USA