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Inappropriate use of pseudo-HTML

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 17:01:52 +0000
Message-ID: <4798C480.70502@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: brkemper@comcast.net
CC: www-style <www-style@w3.org>

Brad, you may [receive] "HTML from third
party vendors (which has already been mashed
together from the work of "Bob" and several others)"
and this "HTML itself [may often be] the product of
a huge code base written in Java or something-dot-NET
by people who are generally clueless about what
constitutes good HTML" but do you really have to send
your e-mails in equally execrable "HTML-ese" ?

Philip TAYLOR
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<html><body style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -webkit-nbsp-mode: space; =
-webkit-line-break: after-white-space; ">
<br><div><div>On Jan 24, 2008, at 4:10 AM, David Dorward wrote:</div><br =
class=3D"Apple-interchange-newline"><blockquote type=3D"cite"><blockquote =
type=3D"cite"><p style=3D"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px"><font =
face=3D"Helvetica" size=3D"3" style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica">BK&gt; As =
someone who typically hand-codes pages, I find such pages</font></p> <p =
style=3D"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px"><font face=3D"Helvetica" =
size=3D"3" style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica">BK&gt; reprehensible and =
extremely difficult to edit.</font></p> </blockquote><p style=3D"margin: =
0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: =
14.0px"><br></p> <blockquote type=3D"cite"><p style=3D"margin: 0.0px =
0.0px 0.0px 10.0px"><font face=3D"Helvetica" size=3D"3" style=3D"font: =
12.0px Helvetica">Excuse me, for what are you editing these pages =
?</font></p> </blockquote><p style=3D"margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; =
font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px"><br></p> <p style=3D"margin: =
0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px"><font face=3D"Helvetica" size=3D"3" =
style=3D"font: 12.0px Helvetica">The usual case is: "Bob worked for =
Corporation. Bob wrote pages with presentational gubbins littered =
through the HTML. Bob left Corporation. I joined Corporation. I have to =
work on updating the site created by Bob."</font></p> =
</blockquote></div><br><div>Yes. And in my case, I often have to =
incorporate HTML from third party vendors (which has already been mashed =
together from the work of "Bob" and several others).=A0</div><div><br =
class=3D"webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div>Sometimes I get to edit =
some of the HTML directly, or request small changes, but oftentimes my =
role is to write the style sheets for the HTML of others. The HTML =
itself is often the product of a huge code base written in Java or =
something-dot-NET by people who are generally clueless about what =
constitutes good HTML (and unfortunately for me, "good HTML" =A0is not a =
criteria for selecting vendors). There are sometimes sections within =
that HTML that were inserted from some other library or something, and =
pages that were clearly written at a different author at a different =
time (and use different conventions for class names and =
such).=A0</div><div><br =
class=3D"webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div><br></div><div><br =
class=3D"webkit-block-placeholder"></div><div><br =
class=3D"webkit-block-placeholder"></div></body></html>=
Received on Thursday, 24 January 2008 17:02:37 GMT

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