2
votes
2answers
42 views

Standards for long format dialogue when published to web

I'm posting some extremely long audio transcripts from 50 minute long radio recordings. I'm afraid that any search engine crawler will read these really long documents and treat it negatively because ...
3
votes
1answer
212 views

Browsers treat vertical tab characters in input type=text differently. Is one of them correct?

In developing some server side validation I discovered that (the latest Windows versions as of this writing of) Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer handle vertical tab characters differently in ...
6
votes
3answers
997 views

Should I still use the <b> tag?

A while ago I learned to use proper CSS stylesheets on my websites. However, on Wikipedia and eBay and other sites I see the deprecated <b><i> tags being used. I was going for <span ...
-2
votes
1answer
309 views

Why is there nobody talking about an alternative to HTML & CSS? [closed]

HTML is such an old and cumbersome language, which was intended just to markup text. Today it's very rare to see a static HTML website, or a site with only text or a very simple layout. As a web ...
1
vote
2answers
132 views

W3C Compliance v SEO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Anchor tag inside H1 or H1 inside achor tag : Which is better? I am being advised to place a H2 tag within a A href tag. To me this does not meet with standards and may ...
10
votes
2answers
415 views

Using &amp; instead of &?

I'm noticing that browsers correctly parse "&" when they encounter them. So is there any reason i should be using & in HTML text on my site?
1
vote
3answers
226 views

Is my Document Type Definition Still Up to Date?

currently all my php generated rich html webpages start with this line, which I have been adding to my tempaltes YEARS ago... <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" ...
1
vote
2answers
827 views

Most standard / Best way to keep the same top menu among different web pages?

What's the standard way to keep the same menu on top among different web pages without having to duplicate it on each page (I don't mean that it doesn't reload like when using frames and only loading ...
2
votes
3answers
154 views

What is the default HTML document you use, and why?

Meaning: doc-type, header, body, etc.
15
votes
7answers
1k views

HTML and “quirks” vs. “standards compliance” modes: Explain, and tell us why we should care?

What is the difference between "quirks" mode and "standards compliance" mode, when building HTML web pages? How to tell when operating in one mode, vs. the other? Why should people – i.e. ...