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Is tos.html some kind of standard Terms of service filename?

I periodically check my log of 404 errors on my site, and aside of most curious hack attempts I often encounter requests for files that are some kind of standard on a specific platform ...
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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 ...
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What is the replacement for the Web Intents HTML standard?

"Web Intents" were deprecated in Chrome 24 (November/2011) and are no longer supported in any browser: We also gathered a lot of valuable data and feedback from our experimental support for Web ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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If I have only WOFF and EOT, what browsers am I supporting with @font-face?

We're looking at buying a font which only allows its use on the web in the provided formats: WOFF and EOT. I'm not sure what browsers those work in and can't seem to find up to date information. What ...
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Where can I get ISO lists for continent, country, and currency to use on my web pages?

I have done quite a bit of looking around, and found several lists based on the ISO standards, but of dubious quality, e.g. with null or blank entries, extra entries that are not real currencies etc. ...
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Should I return a http 401 status code on an html based login form?

Should I return a http 401 status code on an html based login form? The page is a dedicated login form, and does not have any other meaningful content, just site framework. The URL however, can be ...
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What's the best way to determine users' preferred language?

In determining which language to display content in by default, there are, as far as I know, three basic methods: Examine the Accept headers sent by the browser. Use IP geolocation to determine the ...
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How to incoporate Taiwan into ISO 3166-1?

I received a rather heartfelt e-mail from a user on our site explaining that Taiwan wasn't a province of China and that they wouldn't register until this was changed. Our site is made from a dozen or ...
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What are the most commonly used web picture/image/icon sizes?

Similar to what already exists regarding web banner sizes, is it possible to find the list of most commonly used picture/image/icon sizes on the web (e.g. 16x16 for small icons, 24x24 for medium ...
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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 ...
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“Remember me”: Best practices for expiration and refresh

There are many questions with similar titles, but I couldn't find any asking the same thing. Most sites that support user login have a "remember me" functionality, where you can check a box and have ...
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Is there an industry standard for “the fold”?

We often get requests to put an ad over or below "the fold" - the visible portion of the screen on page load, a term derived from newspapers which are delivered folded in half. I use Chrome on a Mac ...
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How do you handle bad scripts or plugins

As web developers obviously we don't want to reinvent the wheel with everything we do so best practice would dictate when necessary we should use third party scripts and plugins. Recently I have ...
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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?
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So now Google has said no to old browsers when can the rest of us follow suit?

Google recently announced that they will no longer support older browsers on Aug 1st: For this reason, soon Google Apps will only support modern browsers. Beginning August 1st, we’ll support the ...
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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" ...
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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 ...
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What are examples of high-volume websites with fixed, proportional, fluid, and hybrid layouts?

For example, Amazon.com I believe would be an example of a hybrid-fluid-fixed. Really have no idea what an example of a purely proportional layout would be. Types of Webpage Layouts are, per ...
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How to play a tone (eg. sine wave) at an arbitrary pitch/frequency?

I would like to generate a single continuous tone (eg. a sine wave) from a web page with the ability to interactively control the following: start/stop sound change pitch change volume I'm after a ...
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What is the default HTML document you use, and why?

Meaning: doc-type, header, body, etc.
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Looking for usability studies of user authentication methods and interfaces, do you know of any?

Been having issues with stackexchange creating weird usernames for me and grouping them with my account, it appears to be a known issue, and emailed the stackexchange team... which leads me to my ...
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Which web standard definitions could be clearer and how?

Discussions of web standards frequently describe their official definitions as "impenetrable", "confusing" and "messy", almost as if this is self-evident. I can't remember having seen a web ...
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How to proceed now , development is done ! [closed]

The project I was working/coding on from last couple of months is done from a development point of view. The project is a lightweight desktop video streaming application in Adobe Air. I also put up a ...
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'Back button' functionality, how important is it?

It is increasingly common for "rich" applications to break the back button. I've always held that this was bad form but perhaps that view is outdated? Is it ever Ok to break the back button? And if ...
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What steps should be taken to safeguard user-entered content on a CMS?

Assume you're building a bulletproof CMS for your company. Cost, time, and technology are no issue. You've got developers ready to go with the knowledge and experience to crank out outstanding code. ...
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When to use SECTION element?

I'm a bit confused by the new HTML5 element, <section>. What is the correct way to use it? Consider this outline: <article> <header> <h2>Title</h2> ...
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How to ignore certain coding standard errors in PHP CodeSniffer

We have a PHP 5 web application and we're currently evaluating PHP CodeSniffer in order to decide whether forcing code standards improves code quality without causing too much of a headache. If it ...
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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. ...
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Are there any standards for marking the age suitability for website content?

As a responsible webmaster I want to mark some of my content as unsuitable for certain age groups, there's nothing illegal or pornographic but it does feature bad language and violence that might be ...
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What are the minimum steps that I should follow to ensure that my web site is accessible to the disabled?

I am trying to follow a very important standard that I must admit I have ignored up until recently. I want to make sure that my pages are accessible to a large portion of people that have ...