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Re: what is 'FOO'?

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 16:35:06 +0200 (EET)
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0401241629430.20318@korppi.cs.tut.fi>

On Sat, 24 Jan 2004, Nikolai Franke wrote:

> I just tried to use the validator's explanatory service; unfortunately,
> although I know some html, I wasn't able to, because I could not find out
> what 'FOO' might refer to, which seems a key term on the entire page
> (somehow it seems to be just a variable, a placeholder, but not quite). It
> isn't explained anywhere.

It's really a generic placeholder, common in computer jargon, and
meant to be somehow humoristic.

There's a detailed explanation at
http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=foo

-- 
Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/
Received on Saturday, 24 January 2004 09:39:11 GMT

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