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

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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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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? [closed]

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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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 ...
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What scripting languages can be embedded within HTML?

Most of scripting languages (like Pythong, Perl, etc) generates the whole HTMLfile. However, PHP code can be embedded within html codes. PHP will process only code between <?php ?> tags and ...
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Differences betwen HTML templating systems

I'm looking at backbone.js and noticed that it supports various templating systems (they specifically refer to Mustache.js, Haml-js, and Eco, but I understand it can support even more)(like Pure and ...
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Efficient algorithm to sort html list of players

We have list of players, which is represented in form like this: <div class="players_list"> <div class="player" data-points="500"> <div class="name">Player1</div> ...
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How to use the clients webcam for recording through a website?

I am building a site and idealy I would like to record the users interaction via their webcam. How do I intergrate webcam recording into my site. I have seen It done with flash. But Im trying to avoid ...
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front end development test - html/css/jquery/javascript

We are continually revamping our front end developer test that we do in-house after a candidate has passed an online test. The online test has questions such as: How does a for loop start? What is ...
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Can display issues affect SEO?

Can website display issues on certain platforms affect a website's search rankings and potentially hinder any SEO efforts?
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Is it possible to use RubyGnome2's/QtRuby's HTML renderers to make UI for a Ruby script?

I'd like to make a graphical user interface for my script, instead of running it from the console. I'm aware there's a wealth of UI libraries for Ruby, but I'm quite familiar with HTML and CSS and I'd ...
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Is it better to use multiple html pages or just change content on the same page using JavaScript?

Is it better to use multiple html pages and link them together with href or just change content on the same page using JavaScript? I am thinking of how to layout a page and I don't have a lot of ...
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HTML in docblock comments?

In the PEAR standards there is no reference to HTML, if its allowed or not. http://pear.php.net/manual/en/standards.sample.php But I see some people use HTML tags like <kbd> and stuff.. So is ...
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Using “Context-based” CSS Class Names

This morning I found a note on my desk with some tips from a higher up developer who had been looking over some HTML/CSS I had put together. One of his suggestions was for me to "stay away from ...
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Is it practical to have perfect validation score on HTML?

I was in a heated discussion the other day, about whether or not it's practical to have a perfect validation score on any HTML document. By practical I mean: Does not take a ridiculous amount of ...
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Why is HTML/Javascript minification beneficial

Why is HTML/Javascript minification beneficial when the HTTP protocol already supports gzip data compression? I realize that Javascript/HTML minification has the potential to significantly reduce ...
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Should i expect real world questions from interviewing agency ? [closed]

I started coding almost a year ago. By "coding" I mean HTML(5), CSS(3), and only few times I implemented some AJAX and JavaScript. I am interviewing for a position that expects me to know HTML, CSS, ...
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Is it necessary to memorize code?

I am a new developer, who just got hired at a big company. I don't know how but I guess they are desperate. However, I am well-versed with HTML5/CSS3 though things change and new things are released ...