[WEB4LIB] Looking for a simple text-based freeware Windows HTML Editor

Andrew Welch awelch at ci.aurora.co.us
Tue Jul 13 11:27:49 EDT 2004

I'll put my 2 cents in for NoteTab Light. I've used  it as my text
editor for about a year, and I'm impressed with the number of features
and flexibility it offers, particularly for freeware. It supports HTML
Tidy, has a URL and spell checker, as well as autocomplete (for text and
tags) and a pretty customizable set of preferences (shortcuts, toolbars,
etc.). Having said that, I'm pretty sure it doesn't support colored
tags, and I believe Unicode is read-only. I would say it's worth taking
a look at.

Andrew Welch
Library Systems Technician
Aurora Public Library

>>> Edward Spodick <lbspodic at ust.hk> 7/12/2004 9:49:33 PM >>>
I am seeking recommendations for a simple text-based HTML editor to
recommend for those of our staff who create web pages.  I use BBedit on
a Mac, but the others all use Windows.

There are dozens of such programs, so i am asking for recommendations. 

Things I would like in it include:
    -text-based interface
    -html syntax coloring (and highlighting of errors?)
    -built-in ftp client to avoid the download-edit-upload cycle 
        (they will be working in a development area)
    -Unicode (UTF-8) compliance as they will be working with both
    	and Chinese
    -search and replace
    -able to have multiple files open simultaneously

Other things which would be nice, but are not critical:
    -built-in link checker
    -spell checker (for the English parts)
    -html tidy integration and/or html validation/checking
    -a kitchen sink or two  :)

If any of you have such a tool you use and love, could you kindly drop
me a note?  I will summarize for the list.


Edward F Spodick, Information Technology Manager
Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Library
lbspodic at ust.hk  tel:852-2358-6743 fax:852-2358-1043

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