As always, Different Strokes for Different Folks.
Applications like Word and, apparently, Writeboard aren't word processors anymore. They are desktop publishers. People spend way to much time "prettying up" throw-away documents, such as interoffice memos (IOM), email, etc. E.g. A lot of people at my employer use Word to write an IOM announcing, say, someones promotion. 5k of text becomes 200k+ with the logo in the header, formatting commands and so on. Who knows how much time they spend changing paragraph indentation, kerning, line spacing, etc.
Very often I need something just a little more expressive than standard text. Perhaps a bulleted list, emphasis here and there, maybe links to external resources. I find RedCloth (in the form of Textile) to be excellent for this purpose.
In effect the DDJ article reviewers were looking for Word, and wound up bashing a markup language.
On Mon, 28 Aug 2006 22:35:10 -0400, Bil Kleb <Bil.Kleb@NASA.gov> wrote:
As part of their "best Ajax" article:
Welcome to the 1980s. Want to make text bold? You'll
have to put the characters * and * around it. For big
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