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From: Alastair Campbell
Date: Nov 30, 2006 8:30AM


> It doesn't matter how good the underlying CMS is, it all goes to
> pot when someone who knows absolutely nothing about standards,
semantics,
> accessibility etc. is let loose on it.

This is really down to the fact that there are no perfect editors out
there (the tool, not the people!). This is something I've been
exploring:
http://alastairc.ac/2006/08/accessible-wysiwyg-editors/

If there were a usable, accessible WYSIWYG editor that produced good
code, CMSs would be a hell of a lot better. (Or at least, they would
have the potential to be).

Our CMS doesn't have a problems outputting valid, semantic code, or
restricting editors to using valid & semantic code (i.e. no colour
pickers, only headings, paragraphs, lists etc.).
However, there are some new functions I'd like to add, e.g. within page
layouts:
http://alastairc.ac/2006/11/wysiwyg-editor-spec-layouts/

Kind regards,

-Alastair

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Alastair Campbell | Director of User Experience

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