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I'm just a guy

standing in front of a questions and answers forum

asking it to upvote me.


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comment Is there any reason why I should use parentheses when calling new in PHP?
+1 I didn't know you could leave them off. It would have confused me!
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comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
I don't think it's depressing that you would think about work on your own time. I often do that because I like my job. It's depressing that management expects it.
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comment Why are part-time jobs in programming an anomaly?
...his mind is really working for the company 24 hours a day, 7 days a week... ...Instead of thinking about his day-job at home... From a manager's point of view I can see the logic. From a human point of view this is very depressing.
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accepted Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
An excellent answer, thank you.
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Ha! Thanks, I appreciate your empathy.
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Thanks Jalayn. I'm aware of points 1 and 2 but point 3 is a very good idea, I hadn't thought of creating the plain text version with xsl.
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Thanks Matt, I'll look into those...
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
On the web, no problem. In a html email template (that I didn't design) I have nested tables within nested tables within nested tables, spacer gifs, font tags etc. It's horrible. When I get time I intend to redesign it but for now I want to have to deal with that code as little as possible.
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
I do, I'm a web developer primarily so I'm not worried about how to do it, more whether it's worth the trouble (I'm new to xsl). I can see that separating the data from the structure/style should make my life a lot easier in theory. I'm interested to know if anyone has any experience of this in practice, specifically with regards to html emails.
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Thanks, that's good advice. The trouble is html emails are very difficult to keep simple!
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comment Is using xml + xsl to create a weekly html email a good or bad idea?
Ha! Yes I accept I'm not a genius. I'm just surprised I can't find anyone doing it for html emails. I was worried it may be because the poor html you need to deal with when creating html emails makes the whole process more trouble than it's worth.