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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
> If it is as claimed that HTML/XHTML only has 5 to 10% of the features
> of word processing:
> 1. What is the world's largest publishing medium (the web) so successful
> using only 5 to 10% of the features of word processing?
I sense a logical fallacy (not really sense it, just have experienced
it). It is not that only 5-10% are used, it is that 5-10% are made
useable by the software that allow publishing to web. Blog entries are
not the be all and end all...
This is why I said that the battle is for useable 'write' programs. The
web doesn't have it yet. I would also say that desktop pub systems
dont't either, but...
When an organization matures in its web publishing there are needs for
more structure (and, of course there is a need for freeform). When
structure is needed it is welcome as it saves the user time and resolves
confusing choices. There is also the need to be able able to change
templates/style and not use drones to do it.
I would not want to see what I think you are proscribing. I want to see
a good WYSIWYG, schema validating editor that can choose between
different content types (FAQ, Callout, Gloosary-Item, whatever) and
allows for a free-for-all content type.
Content pieces should be separate. They should be able to be placed
where needed in whatever presentation.
(Our CMS, http://livestoryboard.com , has that now except I want
something that is more usable for those accustomed to MSWord). Xopus is
the best available currently. I wish there was better and cross