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WDR #3: Optional Tags, Unquoted Attribute Value Syntax

Post from July 29, 2009 (↻ June 1, 2020), 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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Jens Oliver Meiert, on September 30, 2021.

I’m Jens, and I’m an engineering lead—currently manager for Developer Experience at LivePerson—and author. I’ve worked as a technical lead for Google, I’m close to W3C and WHATWG, and I write and review books for O’Reilly. I love trying things, sometimes including philosophy, art, and adventure. Here on meiert.com I share some of my views and experiences.

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