Adding HTMLArea to MovableType

When I saw the demo of TypePad, the one thing that really stood out to me was the really cool edit entry interface. It turns out that the interface is HTMLArea, a very cool WYSIWYG front end.

Arvind has documented the process for adding HTMLArea to MovableType. I’m thinking this is the perfect solution for my college football blog. We’ve got lots of authors that don’t do English, let alone HTML.

My one concern is that I’ve heard that it produces some fairly sloppy code. Now, “sloppy code” is a very subjective thing. I’m mostly concerned with it working versus meeting every single web standard. Anybody have any experience with HTMLArea?