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

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How to explain to my manager the importance of separation of concerns?

I'm an extremely novice web programmer working at a 2 person shop building websites, and we're in the process of writing a simple website template system in PHP from scratch. My manager is entirely ...
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History of vendor css prefix

When and how did this process of prefixing css with vendor specific prefix begin. Which browser/org start this and why was this started. I searched the web but found no details on this.
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Styling the HTML tag in a web document

is it good Coding Practice to add style to the <html> tag of a web document? why should you not style the <html> tag of a web document? I ask this because of this answer on a ...
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Reverse horizontal and vertical for a HTML table

There is a two-dimensional array describing a HTML table. Each element of the array consists of: the cell content rowspan colspan Every row of this two dimensional array corresponds to <td> ...
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what is the meaning of following definition? [closed]

I am new to javascript and start learning from w3schools website. I'm not able to understand what the following line means. Can anyone please explain this with example? You can only use document....
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Why do we write the action to be performed by a function in jQuery inside the parentheses?

Generally whenever we're programming in any Programming language, say C, we would pass the parameters we need to pass to a function using the parentheses next to the name of the function. Whereas in ...
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What's wrong with this approach to CSS?

I have a static Jekyll website. The website is constructed once, on my computer, and then sent to the server in the form of plain HTML, image, and CSS files, to be served by a regular HTTP server. ...
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Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?

I currently have my font stack: font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace; In all browsers that I test in I see the font displayed in the Courier New font except for my android devices - my ...
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What would be a good “umbrella” term for HTML, CSS, SQL, JavaScript and the like? [closed]

There appears to be a pretty clear consensus on the question about whether HTML and CSS are programming languages. They are not. HTML is a markup language and CSS is a stylesheet language. You could ...
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Do I need to learn Javascript to make decent websites? [closed]

Hello I have been using C++ and Java for years. For better or for worse, I have always looked at JavaScript as not as powerful as these languages and therefore probably not worth my time and effort to ...
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How can a server side developer survive in a position which expects front-end involvement? [closed]

My background is back-end server development. Very back-end. Now I work in a position where I need to also take care of front-end. Nothing fancy but I need to be able to code for front-end as well. ...
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Are there presently any standardized “grammar” rules for HTML & CSS?

Over the years I have assigned values to classes and html elements in all sorts of ways: myClass MyClass my_class my-class . . .and so on. As I am always trying to hone my craft and make my code ...
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How does google code prettify works? [closed]

I am using google code prettify. After a page renders, I decided to check how <code> and <pre> tags and their contents were manipulated. But in view source, I found no changes were made (...
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How i may develop in php and html? [closed]

I am learning php from the internet on codeacademy.com. I have also learned html and css but the problem that i dont know how can i build a complete website then ! I study everything on its side. But ...
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What is it called when a website URL replaces WWW with something else, and what purpose does it serve?

What is it called when a website has another word in place of where www usually goes? For example, images.google.com vs google.com/images. I know the latter is a file on the server that the browser ...
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Drawbacks of using pure html in webforms? [duplicate]

I'm maintaining an ASP.NET Webforms 4.5 application for a few months and frankly i'm fed up with server controls. So i switched to pure HTML and Javascript for front end, when creating new content (or ...
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Benefits of setting PHP memory_limit to lower value for specific PHP script?

I need to execute just few lines of PHP code on every single page of my website. This PHP code does not require more than 4MB memory. That is why i want to allocate just 4MB memory to all pages by ...
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ASP.NET tags best practices

I'm working on my first ASP.NET project and I'm torn between using asp tags (<asp:SomeElement) everywhere or use some regular HTML for simple things that need no code behind, like fixed divs, ...
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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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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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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 design,...
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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 id="myLink"...
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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 ...