No significant work has been done on the HotDog software since it was sold to the new Sausage Software in 2000. At that time, version 5 was current and very popular in the HTML editing community to the best of my knowledge. Around 2003, version 7 was released for Windows XP but the program didn't understand XP's security models (eg, all users had to be administrators) nor were the enhancements to the program, in general, well received. Nothing has been done with the program since 2003 and most consider it, reasonably so, to be dead. JimScott (talk) 08:29, 20 August 2008 (UTC)
Does it still "exist?"
- Websites sausage.com and sausagesoftware.com are dead (currently they're parked with domain resellers). There was a brief mention of Hotdog at sausagetools.com but that website could not be reached as of this moment. A friend of mine is looking into that. The last update I saw on the sausage.com site was at the end of 2003 when I upgraded to the "special" webmaster hotdog 7.03 pro CD with the extra software. As far as I can tell, the new owners kind of lost interest in HTML editors and moved on to flashier stuff. JimScott (talk) 06:14, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
- Not sure if this page is even still visited or not, but it is a shame that this program faded into obscurity. I think the main reason was the company who bought it had little to no interest in supporting it, despite the program's (at the time) following and popularity. 126.96.36.199 (talk) 18:37, 20 December 2016 (UTC)
WYSIWYG? Absolutely Not.
Unless anyone has an objection to this, I'm going to update this to correctly reflect the nature of the software. It is not a WYSIWYG editor. In order to qualify as such, you'd be able to do things like change the text, font, size, etc. directly to the rendered web page. Hot Dog did not have that ability. What it did have was an embedded web browser that was made easily accessible - alleviating the need to switch back and forth between a browser. But all editing happened right there in the gool ol' HTML!