FOSS HTML/CSS Editor
David J. Allen
dallen at codermotor.com
Tue Sep 7 11:17:12 PDT 2004
John H. Robinson, IV wrote:
> David J. Allen wrote:
>>I should have been more specific: I want an IDE with a windowed,
> I understand what you are looking for, but I'm at a minor loss to
> understand why. Each browser strain (mozilla/galeon/firefox, msie,
> konquerer/safari, opera) has its own rendering engine and it is going to
> look different in each browser.
That's neither here nor there. Obviously, one must view the result of
the coding process using /some/ rendering engine. But as in any
development process, one usually uses one platform to do initial
testing. Do you use seven different machines, each with a different
configuration to test every single, incremental change you make to a
program written in <insert language here>, every time you make it?
I find it easier to have a renderer in the same program as the editor,
in the tradition of IDE's for other programming languages.
> Whichever IDE you use, it is probably going to have its own rendering
> engine, or at best take one of the other strains mentioned.
Which is exactly what I want. More to the point, I would like
recommendations on specific IDE's of just this type.
> Using the IDE is not going to remove the need to view it under the different
> browser strains.
Quite true, as implied by your first statement. But I didn't ask about
testing methodologies, I asked about development environments.
> My recommendation has always been to write to the spec, and let the
> browser take care of itself. Those that make money at doing this always
> ignore me :/
I agree, even though that's easier said than done with Website
development when no renderer adheres to the "spec" or even behaves
exactly like any other renderer. But again, not to the point of my
[Note: While I asked about FOSS solutions, I am not above using a
proprietary solution (neither Understand nor Codeforge are FOSS). Also,
if everyone else does site development using CLI and/or text-mode tools
then neither am I averse to following that path.]
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