HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages.

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Why is a tooltip's attribute labelled 'title='? [closed]

HTML 4 supports a "title" attribute that can be inserted inside any HTML tag. Inserting this attribute effectively gives the element a tooltip that pops up when the mouse moves over it. It just ...
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Is there a way to prevent the editing of HTML and CSS contents in a page using Firebug-like tools?

Is there a way to prevent the editing of HTML and CSS contents in a page using Firebug-like tools? I found that some users are editing some values in hidden fields and some contents which written ...
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Am I required to memorize coding in a work space or can I fall onto references to provide me edge to finishing my development? [duplicate]

I would like to know if I am expected to memorize coding in a workspace or am I allow to fall into references whenever I am unsure. In a week of non-stop self learning, I feel I can understand the ...
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Use a search box that calls on a JSON file? [closed]

I use a JSON file to populate several drop down lists. The format is: { "value" :"lightyear", "name" :"Light Year(yl)" }, { "value" :"astronomicalUnit", ...
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Is there a Standard Visual Cue to Indicate the presence of a Tool Tip (Hover Text)?

A widely recognized cue that text is clickable is to underline it, set it in a different color, and change the cursor to a hand symbol when hovering over it. I have a situation where a column in a ...
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Not sure how to study Web programming [closed]

Hello everyone and thank you for your time :) So I'm a 17 portuguese boy and I'm thinking about starting a website, but because I don't have much money I decided I'd need to learn how to do it ...
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Preventing Web Site Users From Using Their Back Button To Get To Cached Screens After Logging Out?

I have a legacy Java webapp ( Spring 3.1 MVC, legacy servlest and JSPs ) I have modified to log the user out after s/he clicks an external link to leave the web site. The last screen(s) s/he was on ...
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XML/HTML: Do we need the element name in closing tags?

Compared to other serialization languages, one of the main criticisms directed at XML is its verbosity; JSON's more terse and readable for most cases, but not all. But it seems to me that we could ...
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Starting android Development [closed]

I am considering learning android development. I have some basic knowledge in C++. I downloaded the ADT plugin and eclipse. Now while starting from http://developers.android.com I see the codes were ...
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Best practice for storing HTML coming from text fields to a database?

I have an application that allows users to edit certain parts of text and then email that out. My question is what is the best way to store this in a Microsoft SQL Server database. Right now I have ...
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Is there a standard way to structure a website

When I first taught myself how to make websites (html/css) I used exact pixel width and height for all div elements. I've also practiced making websites with nothing but percentage width and height. ...
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Why was strict parsing not chosen for HTML?

I am pretty much unaware about the detailed computing history that surrounds internet but it has always made me think why strict parsing was not chosen when creating HTML. Browsers accept any rubbish ...
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Why does a contenteditable div not behave like an input element?

The motivation for the content editable div would be to allow user input inside a normal div element. Why does it then behave so differently to input element? Mainly I am referring to the addition of ...
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Is XML, HTML/CSS, XSL analogous to Model, View, Controller?

For some time in personal projects I have been using XSL to convert my raw XML data into human-friendly HTML/CSS (in simple projects, I have no JavaScript, so let's leave that out of the equation for ...
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Saving multiple copies of a single image at different sizes

I'm building a file storage programme that will also display images in photo galleries to users who upload them. I was wondering if anybody could help me out. My plan was if an image was wider than ...
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How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?

I'm not quite sure if this is a question for programmers.se rather than stackoverflow, but here goes. So Facebook [or any other large company] when given something like an apostrophe or html, can ...
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Where did the html/css 'float' concept come from?

Pretty straightforward, was wondering what the inspiration or precedent for the CSS 'float' concept. I'm not familiar with any other graphic APIs or other layout DSLs that use this concept, but it's ...
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How to best organize spaghetti Javascript on the client with an MVC server architecture?

A LAMP project I am currently working on is pretty well organized on the backend. However, there are a ton of pages that just have a diarrhea of javascript and html squirted all over numerous ...
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How to create a Web app that “interacts” with email?

I have a web host that supports cPanel and email addresses. I'm interested in creating a web app that checks for email messages, reads their contents and then does something with them, like interact ...
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Should MVVM ViewModel inject an HTML template for default view?

I'm working on web application design that includes Knockout.js and have an overall MVVM question: Does it make sense for the ViewModel to automatically inject a default HTML template (pulled from ...
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Twitter in app browser + user agent string

Recently (I believe some weeks ago) with the latest update of the Twitter app for iOS, all links found inside tweets are opened in Twitter's build-in browser. My question is how to find Twitter's ...
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Choosing DOCTYPE for an online eBook

I'm about to begin working on a project which involves creating an eBook-like website which will contain lots of large documents with text and images. The site should have a rather minimalistic ...
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Why Have People Started Deeming it Necessary to Separate JS hooks from CSS hooks in HTML?

Edit: Point of clarificatioon, IDs and classes as separate hooks is just one form of the applied idea in question which is to never use the same hooks for CSS as you do in JS. I've also seen people ...
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Why do we program each file separately and place them in separate folders and how do all these file come together?

I was wondering how the cover flow effect is coded. I used this link which gave me the code on how it all worked out : http://luwes.co/labs/js-cover-flow/. I am completely new to complex programs so ...
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Suggestions for CSS frameworks? [closed]

So I've started developing web sites and have learned HTML and CSS fundamentals. However, I often run in to WTF-moments concerning layout; what looks good in one browser may look strange in another ...
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how easy is html/css? [closed]

many people say that html/css is something easy, it looks easy at first sight but when i worked on some projects i noticed that : same value works differently depending on other properties and on ...
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Rules for doctypes

After going through a lot of articles and this post, i know Why doctypes are used for and also about the different modes triggered by the browser like standards, quirks etc. I downloaded the a strict ...
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CSS Classes for semantics vs. styles in general cases

The W3C spec on the class attribute says There are no additional restrictions on the tokens authors can use in the class attribute, but authors are encouraged to use values that describe the ...
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Should one declare alternative response types (e.g. JSON) in Rails controller actions even if not utilising them?

Just wondering what the accepted convention is for Rails controller design. Currently, every controller in my app that I've written it set up to send a JSON response when necessary. Thing is, I only ...
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Which is better: to include HTML inside PHP code or outside it?

Look at this: <?php echo "Hello World"; ?> <br /> <?php echo "Welcome"; ?> And now look at this: <?php echo "Hello World"; echo "<br />"; echo "Welcome"; ?> Which ...
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Do I have to learn html and javascript to create web applications?

I am an experienced Java programmer, and I want to create a complex web application requiring dynamic pages, drawings, etc (take SO as an example). Do I have to learn javascript/html in order to ...
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Should I write HTML or CSS first?

There are a lot of analogies for HTML/CSS development; which can be a bit confuse for a beginner. HTML = foundations/house CSS = walls/blueprint/wallpaper Is there any best practice here? ...
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Best way to protect website application code

Background I have a web application that I host on my own server. I have clients who use the application as is, but some have asked if they can host the application on their own server. This enables ...
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Benefit of using Data URI to embed images within HTML document and its cross-browser compatibility

I want to embed an image using Data URI within HTML document so that we don't need image as a separate attachment, we get just one HTML file that contains the actual image. What are its advantages and ...
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css - use universal '*' selector vs. html or body selector?

Applying styles to the body tag will be applied to the whole page, so body { font-family: Verdana } will be applied to the whole page. This could also be done with * {font-family: Verdana} ...
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Should I leave href empty when implementing click events via jQuery?

Is it preferable to have # in a link's href attribute when I am implementing the click event via jQuery, or is it ok to leave href empty? i.e. <a id="myLink" href="#" /> vs <a ...
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Render Ruby object to interactive html

I am developing a tool that discovers network services enabled on host and writes short summary on them like this: init,1 └── login,1560 -- └── bash,1629 └── nc,12137 -lup 50505 { ...
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Using table-styled divs instead of tables

I was referred here from stackoverflow as my question was apparently too broad. I'm working on a template, and I know using CSS is preferred over HTML tables for positioning... But, is it acceptable ...
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Suggestions for html tag info required for jQuery Plugin

I have written a tiny bit of jQuery which simply selects all the Select form elements on the page and sets the selected property to the correct value. Previously I had to write code to generate the ...
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Custom HTML Tags: Are there any specifications stating a standard way to handle them?

It seems like for years they've just been given default styling and inline display. Is there a spec somewhere that has dictated this? I've looked over the RFC's but I'm not particularly good with ...
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What is meant by sandboxing?

Sanboxing is listed as one of the many security features in html5 specification . Can someone explain what is meant by sandboxing? Does it relate to HTML only or to JavaScript also?
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Managing JS and CSS for a static HTML web application

I'm working on a smallish web application that uses a little bit of static HTML and relies on JavaScript to load the application data as JSON and dynamically create the web page elements from that. ...
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What is meant by namespaced content and what advantages does it have?

I was reading this blog by James Bennett regarding HTML vs XHTML . He writes : I don’t have any need for namespaced content; I’m not displaying any complex mathematical notation here and don’t ...
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What is the best way to create HTML in C# code? [closed]

I have a belief that markup should remain in mark-up and not in the code behind. I've come to a situation where I think it is acceptable to build the HTML in the code behind. I'd like to have some ...
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ASP.NET Webforms developers and web designers: how to interact?

I'm an ASP.NET Webforms developer, and I face some problems when I deal with designers. Designers always complain about the asp.net server controls. They'd rather just have an html file and create ...
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Does JAXP natively parse HTML?

So, I whip up a quick test case in Java 7 to grab a couple of elements from random URIs, and see if the built-in parsing stuff will do what I need. Here's the basic setup (with exception handling etc ...
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Proper Use Of HTML Data Attributes

I'm writing several JavaScript plugins that are run automatically when the proper HTML markup is detected on the page. For example, when a tabs class is detected, the tabs plugin is loaded dynamically ...
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Why is semantic markup given more weight for search engines?

This question follows directly from the part of an answer of this question - Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically? . I would like to understand why SEO techniques gives more ...
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Web Page Execution Internals

My question is what is the subject area that covers web page execution/loading. I am looking to purchase a book by subject area that covers when things execute or load in a web page, whether it's ...
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Why would one bother marking up properly and semantically?

Note that I (try) to mark up as semantically as possible because I like they way it looks and feels, but not because I'm aware of any other stunning advantages. The point of my question is to be ...