Re: [wpmac] The future of reveal codes?
- Am 14.05.2006 um 15:27 schrieb Paul M. Konnersman:
> There's something here that I don't understand. I can't conceive ofNisusWriter Classic for instance used the resource fork to save style
> way of putting formatting into a document other than by tagging it in
> the manner that WP does. How is it possible for a word processing
> program to provide styling features or formating features without
> tags in the text?
info - in a manner like saying "characters 1 thru 40 Arial 10 point
italic" and so on. This way it was always possible to open NW files
as text files without any "garbage characters" added.
Even without using a resource fork you could add similar info at the
end of a file otherwise containing only text.
Admittedly, things will get problematic when the formatting or layout
becomes complex - NisusWriter for instance had to use an (ugly) extra
table tool to provide some minimal table editing.
> Then, if there are codes in the text, no matter how arcane, how
> difficult can it be to map those codes to tag icons---identical to
> in WP assuming they aren't copywrited---and to provide an option to
> reveal those codes, preferably in a separate panel a la WP?
> Paul Konnersman
> Douglas Bouley wrote:
> > Like most long-time WP users, Reveal Codes is important to me. I
> > WP3.5e very much, but I admit I'd like to have an OS-X native
> > Nobody else does real Reveal Codes. I just recently read that one
> of the
> > reasons this is so is that few other word processors use the
> lovely code
> > tag programming that WP uses. Apparently, Word's codes are arcane
> > difficult to display clearly. Others (like Open Office) are style-
> > and don't really have any codes to Reveal.
> > One article mentioned the fact that WP codes are quite similar in
> > concept to HTML tags. That sent me off on a search for HTML
> editors that
> > could be used as word processors. My theory being that it ought
> to be
> > easy enough to see the codes in an HTML editor.
> > NVu is an Open Source web authoring system available for the Mac.
> It can
> > be set up to work pretty much like a WYSIWYG word processor, but
> > simple clicks on tabs at the bottom of the page, you can view
> html tags
> > (very like Reveal Codes) or HTML source code (even more detail) or
> > Preview (shows what it will look like published).
> > http://www.nvu.com/index.php