Live Writer HTML Source tab reminds me of old school WordPerfect reveal codes

I made an error with formatting in a blog posting after inserting a code snippet into Live Writer using Paste from Visual Studio.

Like in Microsoft Word, I found it near impossible to correct my error from the Edit tab of Live Writer.  Luckily Live Writer provides a Source tab making it possible (although tedious) to fix up my incorrect HTML.  When fixing the HTML I couldn’t help but recall the reveal codes in the DOS WordPerfect software–a very useful and missed feature of most current software.  A key factor in the popularity of the simplistic XML/HTML documents is the ability to “human read” the information.  WordPerfect had that right back in the 1980s.

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