Let me be the first to bring http://denbeste.nu/cd_log_entries/2003/08/Intrusivetools.shtml to your attention.
Short answer: Overreaction.
I agree with Steve.
By using Normal View, you're asking CityDesk to compile your wysiwyg actions into HTML for you. If you want absolute control over the final HTML, use HTML View.
There's no preview like in FrontPage, so why wouldn't I go to Normal view?
One of the things I always hated about FrontPage was the garbage html that it produced. I'd rate notepad over FrontPage any day! (That was a joke, btw).
There is a "Save and Preview" button on the toolbar, if that's all you want to do.
I've got to say I was a bit disappointed that CD2 decided to go to compulsory XHTML. I have been producing valid HTML with CD1, and I'd prefer not to have to change all my templates to make valid XHTML. Ever since all the scary "you've got to change to XHTML" articles started coming out I've been studying the issue, and so far I've found the arguments for XHTML 1 over HTML 4 to be pretty vaporous. I'm going to stick with CD1 for a while longer.
You know, there's nothing wrong with keeping your old templates and using CD2 and not having valid html or xhtml generated. It's not as if having a site that doesn't validate (but looks fine in every browser) will mean you'll be getting a visit from the standard police at 4am some morning...
John-- You're quite right. I'm not a fanatic, but I do find validation is a good way to catch a lot of my coding mistakes (mistakes that would have real-world ramifications beyond simply being invalid). It's the only check I've got beyond looking at pages with the couple browsers I have installed.
This is all sort of amusing.
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