[K12OSN] FrontPage Like app ?

Les Bell lesbell at lesbell.com.au
Mon May 10 23:38:39 UTC 2004

When last I looked, there were plenty of HTML editors for Linux, but none
of them were WYSIWYG; goes with the nature of Linux, I guess - control
freaks like to see and edit the HTML. Given the pathologically bad nature
of the HTML generated by FrontPage, et al, I can't blame them.

Our school (K-6) recently ran a Staff Development Day and had staff use a
scanner, a digital camera and create a basic web page. I created a page of
links to the staff web pages. You know the kind of thing:

<TITLE>Staff Pages</TITLE>
<H1>Staff Pages</H1>
<LI> <A HREF="~asmith">Mrs Smith</A>
. . .

Someone else then edited it in Front Page to fill in the names that I
didn't know. The result was over 7KB in size, and when I edited it back to
the basics and added a linked-in stylesheet to make it fit the school
intranet style, it was down to 790 bytes. Bleccchh. Nothing beats
hand-knitted HTML.

In the Linux world, I'd say the best way of letting the HTML-untutored
created web pages is to do it in OpenOffice.org and save as an HTML


--- Les Bell, RHCE, CISSP

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