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Re: Wired.com switched to a Web Standards compliant platform

From: Christoph Schneegans <Christoph@Schneegans.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 12:35:24 GMT
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Dominique HazaŽl-Massieux wrote:

> Wired.com announced 3 days ago that they switched to a fully standard
> compliant backbone:
> http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,55675,00.html
>
> [...]
>
> (this very page has actually a small HTML error, ...

It's written in XHTML which is not well-formed - that's worse than HTML tag
soup. Furthermore, the page lacks a proper character encoding declaration,
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type"> isn't sufficient in XHTML. And constructs
like

  <a href="#" onclick="setActiveStyleSheet('', 1);return false;">

or

  <!-- BEGIN colMain -->
  <div id="colM">
  <div class="content">
  <div class="storyCap">
  <div class="pgTitle">

aren't examples for good XHTML either.

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