WWW95: proposed improvements to Web authoring tools
this paper proposes a series of improvements to Web authoring tools, which
are still in their infancy. most are little more than editors modified to
output and display HTML. when authoring tools integrate client and server
functions, authors will be able to see their work as users see it. this
would improve the authors' productivity and the quality of their creations.
- my comment
kate weber from
silicon graphics inc. unveiled her vision
of an integrated Web authoring tool, which should provide
- basic editor features
as generally found in word processors, including cut and paste,
highlighting a text object and applying HTML tags, spell checking a.s.o.
- authoring features
to view documents in a configurable client mode (simulate many different
clients) and allow editing in raw ASCII mode as well as in WYSIWYG mode.
further more, it should assist the author in including multimedia
(sound, movie a.s.o) and it should allow to follow links during editing
sessions. finally, kate weber wants the tool to display links graphically
and she wants to modify these links in graphic mode.
- advanced productivity features
such as configurable HTML syntax checking (configurable to keep up
with new HTML standards and extensions). the tool should also support
maps and integrate conversion utilities. version and access control
should be features of this tools as well as link maintenance and link
i assume, most Web authors would love to use kate weber's integrated tool,
maybe some would even be happy with only fifty percent of the features, she
unfortunately, kate weber did not present the review and comparison of the
existing tools that is included in her printed paper. i hoped she would
show us WWWeasel, thHTML HotMetaL Pro, WebMagic or ASHE which are all
listed in her paper, but she didn't at all ...
this paper is
available on the Web.
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