Originally posted by russell
Dreamweaver adds as much if not more garbage than MS. If you are just generating aspx not compiled then it doesn't really matter does it? But if you are writing compiled apps what good is an IDE that doesn't compile?
DW adds more garbage then ms? DW Is a standards compliant IDE, ms has a reputation for throwing the standards out the window
In most professional environments, you will find that you'll be compiling code eventually.
I am doing this stuff freelance and have not needed to compile, especially becuase compiling is a bad thing when you are freelancing. It means that the client has no control over his or her code in the future.
If you don't trust ms, why bother with .net at all?
I didn't say that I do not trust ms. I said I do not thrust their ide to output valid css and xhtml. There is a big difference. Whenever their is a ms thread I am always the one defending microsoft. I love asp.net, I think it is the best server side technology in use. But do I trust all of its controls (such as the calander control and the validation controls) to output good code? No, that is why I write my own code. Do I trust a microsoft ide with my code's validity and accessibility? Of course not, this is microsoft, the maker of frontpage and ie. I would like to keep my sites compliant with section 508 of the ADA.