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

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Why are people making tables with divs?

In modern web development I'm coming across this pattern ever more often. It looks like this: <div class="table"> <div class="row"> <div class="cell"></div> ...
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Best use of the React frontend framework

I've been using rails' erb template for my views, but I've recently been trying to incorporate React as my front end framework. I'm a little lost on how front end frameworks are supposed to be used. ...
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How do macro- recorders/players “click” a link in a webpage? [on hold]

In other words: how can a separate program force a browser to request a URL? I have used several macro-recorders and they can. I am interested in the mechanism they use to make this reliable. E.g. ...
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Why not XHTML5?

So, HTML5 is the Big Step Forward, I'm told. The last step forward we took that I'm aware of was the introduction of XHTML. The advantages were obvious: simplicity, strictness, the ability to use ...
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Process two forms in 1 PHP file [migrated]

So, I got this piece of code, I'm trying to test it out, my issue is this, I've got 1 single PHP file, which contains 2 variables... what I want to achieve is this, first get the first name from the ...
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Javacript File Inclusion Not working [on hold]

I have followed this thread: What is the best way to include JavaScript file using script tag? and used the following code in my php file. <script language="javascript" type="text/javascript" ...
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Get info to your site from another site [on hold]

can anyone help me to find a way to get UserKey from TrueCaller ! And.. How can i build a code in C#,to get informations from another site An exampel.. i need to get info about a certain phonenumber ...
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Reading from html page that needs cookies passed and form data

I am writing a program in java in order to practice tough coding problems and learn more. Program description The program reads first names from a text file one by one, then enters them into facebook ...
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why are globals bad in javascript [duplicate]

I've been writing web applications for a while now , and everyone knows the one golden rule not to assign variables to the window object , don't ever assign a variable without using var. My ...
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Two HTML elements with same id attribute: How bad is it really?

Just browsing the google maps source code. In their header, they have 2 divs with id="search" one contains the other, and also has jstrack="1" attribute. There is a form separating them like so: ...
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Choosing a javascript framework for a massively multi-player game : React vs Ember 2 vs other better option

I'd like to add to my Ruby on Rails app a javascript front end using basically Rails a json api sending data to the front end. The question for me is: React or Ember 2 (or maybe another viable ...
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Detect request coming from iframe

I just had this awesome idea about simulating a single page application using iframes. I am using a framework that uses layouts to display pages. Luckily I can use an empty layout (meaning it has no ...
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Select one row in an xsl grid using a radio button and storing data to a variable [migrated]

I am using an xsl sheet that has a data grid. I have a radio button at the end of each row. The user is only allowed to select one radio for the entire grid. So if there are 50 rows of data, the ...
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When and why to use Page.ResolveUrl

So, i had a discussion with a colleague on why and where should we use Page.ResolveUrl("~/PageUrl.aspx") instead of ./PageUrl.aspx. For example, are there any differences between: <a ...
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What's the best method for ignoring the BBCode between <code> tags in a full-post BBCode parser?

To clarify on the title a bit more, this is for a plugin for my forum. I'm doing this: div.html( parser( div.html() ) ) When sending the html string to the parser, of course I get something like: ...
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Can i write html on one line only in my php code?

i need to embed a html 301 redirect in my php code and i wanted to save chars in my html. Can i write HTML on one line since it is parsed? Is there anything against this practice? ?> <!DOCTYPE ...
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Always set form input max length?

Background I'm looking to put together a single page web application with many form inputs. I've run into issues with other web pages where there is an ugly SQL error sent to the user if the ...
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What is the easiest way to store a piece of text in an HTML page? [closed]

I'll say in advance - I have almost no experience with HTML. I am currently coding a game in Lua, which needs to access a piece of code from an HTML website using GET. My question is this: What is ...
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Uniform identifier/class naming across HTML, CSS and JS

How does one ensure that HTML, CSS and JS have uniform identifiers. For example, one such set of identifiers could be class names. e.g.: CSS: .user-profile{ ... } JS: ...
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How do I return a string from a servlet without leaving the page? [migrated]

Here's the picuture: I have a html/jsp page with a form on it. <div id = "divAttributes"> <form id = 'fid' method = "post" action = "RunQuery"> Ird Number: ...
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Hide admin menu if no admin option is available

If you have a menu "Admin tasks" and different admin tasks (like 10) that you could separately assign to each user, but there are users who don't have any admin tasks, how would you deal with "Hiding ...
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Semantics of heading levels in multiple sections in HTML5

I'm never quite sure what is the best, most semantic way to handle heading levels in HTML5 markup, when you have multiple sections. On one hand it makes sense to have an H1 heading as a title of a ...
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Is it OK to replace html on resize?

I was asked to take over a web project. It is supposed to be a responsive website, but the former programmer didn't write the HTML/CSS with responsivity in mind and adding code to make it responsive ...
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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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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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Does react.js make sense for a static content-driven site?

I'm pretty sold on the react.js model because it makes DOM manipulation so smooth and comprehensible. But I'm wondering how it could be leveraged for a site that's largely static with big blocks of ...
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CSS structure for creating responsive websites

I'm a back-end engineer who works on a small team so occasionally needs to do some front-end. I like to develop a good workflow and project structure before I start anything, so I'm wondering about ...
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Is Doctype needed for HTML5 documents

Recently I had a job interview and one of the questions was "Is doctype needed for HTML 5 documents?". I've answered "no" but have a feeling that I might be wrong. From the w3 it looks like it is ...
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What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS

I recently installed a csslint package for my Atom text editor. I keep getting warnings saying "Don't use IDs in selectors." I found this weird since I've always been using IDs in selectors in CSS, ...
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Why is it (or was it) important to separate CSS from HTML? [duplicate]

Intro I recently watched the slides from React: CSS in JS and I really like the idea of having CSS applied using JS (and with JSX, this would mean having all the HTML, JS and CSS in one file, which ...
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Pros and Cons of Facebook's React vs. Web Components (Polymer)

What are the main benefits of Facebook's React over the upcoming Web Components spec and vice versa (or perhaps a more apples-to-apples comparison would be to Google's Polymer library)? According to ...
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torrent support in browser

i was thinking it would be cool to implement native torrent support in a web browser so that the following html would render an image on the page: <img ...
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Conceptually, is the single page web app more efficient than the web app that loads pieces of the page for every page? [closed]

I searched a lot, but nobody seems to have explained this nor given a proper example. I have a page like this: My team says they want to design the code such that the Title section, Menu ...
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How do I prevent useless content load on the page in responsive design?

In responsive design, elements are hidden in the page with @media queries and display: none in CSS. Ok. In my design however browsers that have less than 800px in width should avoid loading some ...
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Are there established guidelines for code formatting in included files with references to other files?

When developing for the web you will inevitably end up referencing a lot of files that eventually all get included and combined into a finished product. I specifically develop a lot of Wordpress sites ...
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Progressive Enhancement vs. Single Page Apps

I just got back from a conference in Boston called An Event Apart. A really popular theme amongst the speakers was the idea of progressive enhancement - a site's content should go in the HTML, and ...
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MVC: Inserting a view from a SubController to its Parent controller

I have 2 controllers: 1 top level controller,MainController, and a SubController, which MainController has an instance of and controls. The SubController has a Subview which goes inside the MainView ...
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Math model for a webpage layout? [closed]

While web-programmers surely know CSS/HTML rules by heart, and web-browsers have algorithms to render web-pages, what interests me whether there are any mathematical/theoretical models or at least ...
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Is it okay to use CSS3 with HTML4?

Is it alright to use CSS3 with HTML4. It seems like CSS3 would be a HTML5 complaint deal. But I'm not sure if that's the case. If it's not okay, what are the downfalls to using CSS3 with HTML4, ...
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(HTML) Form structure storage

In the context of a single-purpose website/application (for instance, based on Symfony2), I wish to have a set of forms fillable by users which then will be sent out as a formatted email (with the ...
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How to make a website be formatted correctly on all screen sizes? [closed]

I recently made a pure (didn't use Bootstrap or anything else) HTML 'website' (didn't actually give it a url) on my laptop, but when I opened the website on my desktop, it looked horrible and nothing ...
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Why are there are no PUT and DELETE methods on HTML forms?

HTML4 / XHTML1 allows only GET and POST in forms, now it seems like HTML5 will do the same. There is a proposal to add these two but it doesn't seem to be gaining traction. What were the technical or ...
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What exactly is the meaning of “node” in Document Object Model (DOM)?

I've searched for the definition of a "node" in a programming language and I am still finding it hard to understand. Could anyone advice me in simple, layman's terms: What is a node?
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Should putting html tags into localization files be avoided?

We are localizing all parts of our website to many languages. We use XML localization files. I think this scenario is so common, and even there should be a standard solution to this, but still I ...
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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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Why is the use of JavaScript in HREF attributes discouraged?

Disclaimer: I came to Programmers.SE to ask this question because I understand this is the place to ask this type of question, and not necessarily stackoverflow. If I am wrong, please close the ...
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Managing Login Authentication/Webpage session: Can client side javascript/JQuery access either a session variable or json variable in html?

Short version: A variable is stored in a session variable req.session.userName and also in the json sent with res.render('/', {username: value}). How can I access either of those variables from inside ...
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What is the HTML 4 DTD role in HTML5

All, I know there are three types of DTD for HTML 4.01 (strict, transitional, and frameset). And I knew the DTD defines the syntax of markup constructs and the document structure with a list of legal ...
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Understand SGML and HTML

When I read the HTML 4 Specification. The document says : Each markup language defined in SGML is called an SGML application. An SGML application is generally characterized by: An SGML ...
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Why aren't HTML, CSS, and JavaScript used for desktop apps? [closed]

HTML, CSS, and JavaScript can be used to build beautiful (and useful) UI's (especially now we have HTML5 and CSS3), and lots of people already know them. Though it's still way beyond my reach, how ...