Review of Mozilla Composer

Monday February 10th, 2003

Prognathous wrote in to tell us that has reviewed Mozilla Composer. The review, from December 2002, praises Composer's table management and standards-compliant code generation but is critical of its lack of support for arbitrarily positioned elements and absense of form editing functions.

#2 A reasonable assessment

by jvlb

Tuesday February 11th, 2003 7:09 AM

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The observations the reviewer makes are reasonable. It should be noted that almost any code generator, whether generating HTML, CSS, or C++, bloats its code. That composer does this is forgivable. What I find harder to forgive, is Composer's habit of reformatting my source code with vast and unnecessary white space. It makes the code harder to read, though its intent is the opposite, and it dramatically increases download times.