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Group test: web editors

Mar 12, 2009, 01:31 (0 Talkback[s])

"So, if you're looking around for a great web editor for Linux, just what is the state of editors for Linux and does it get any better than Vi or Emacs? Let's take a look at what options are on offer today.

"One of the first web editors we came across is Amaya, and it immediately piqued our interest. What struck us was the fact that this is the editor not only used by, but also endorsed by, the W3C - they of web standards fame - immediately forcing us to cast a more critical eye than we would normally.

"What's interesting is that Amaya is designed to enable you to try out some of the very newest technologies within XHTML, and also to act as a kind of standardschecking tool to ensure you produce clean pages that adhere to the rigid guidelines laid down by the W3C.

"With all this in mind, we were expecting to see a pleasant interface, offering easily accessible options. What we experienced of Amaya fell short of that ideal, in that it appears to be a hastily mashed-together tool with the sole purpose of doing some limited debugging of XHTML code - when we could get it to stay open without crashing for long enough to use it."

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