Jens Oliver Meiert

WDR #3: Optional Tags, Unquoted Attribute Value Syntax

Post from July 29, 2009 (↻ December 12, 2016), filed under .

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The Web Dev Report, issue #3:

The Web Dev Report: HTML genocide.

Transcript.

(Somewhere on valid HTML, 1995 or 2000 or 2010 or so.)
Guy 2:
I omit optional tags.
Guy 1:
(This is HTML murder.)
Guy 2:
And I don’t quote attribute values unless it’s required.
Guy 1:
(HTML genocide!)

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