WDR #3: Optional Tags, Unquoted Attribute Value Syntax

Published on July 29, 2009 (↻ June 10, 2024), filed under (RSS feed for all categories).

This and many other posts are also available as a pretty, well-behaved ebook: On Web Development.

The Web Dev Report, issue #3:

The Web Dev Report: HTML genocide.
(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.

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