|HTML Extensions for EPM v0.98||- by Trevor Smith|
One of the often overlooked solutions to many editing needs is the EPM. Whether you're using the version that came in the box when you got Warp (or an earlier version of OS/2) or v6.03, this versatile editor allows you to address many of your HTML needs.
What we're talking about here isn't just EPM though. The beautiful thing about EPM is that it can utilize add in modules written in the EPM macro language. I don't know anything about writing these modules and you don't have to either, because the freeware HTML extensions for EPM v0.98 can be found at Hobbes and other FTP sites on the Internet.
The interface is pretty much like any other menu driven program for inserting HTML codes. Beware, though, there is no fancy button bar here. Also, like other HTML editing programs, a reasonable amount of HTML knowledge is required to use these extensions. If you don't have it when you start, you'll end up with it. Ironically, it seems that learning to use HTML editors frequently teaches people so much about HTML that they no longer need to use the editors.
On the up side, though, this means that it has the speed of a bare bones application. Although EPM doesn't load as fast as the system editor, it's still a lot faster than any of the various applications written in VX-REXX. Because you are only adding a small file (16k) to an already fast editor, the end result is blazing speed compared to its peers. And of course, it's free.
Overall, for the price and speed, if you need to do casual HTML editing, you can't go wrong with the HTML extensions for EPM. They provide just the right amount of power without sacrificing any of the inherent speed of EPM.
By the way, if you're wondering what HTML editor I use, the answer is - none. I originally settled on EPM with the extensions over its very slow competitors, but over time found I was hand-entering most codes anyway. Now I save myself the extra few seconds and just open the system editor.
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