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    value

    Well, i guess a bunch of "oldschoolers" is here who made their first page before 1996 Wink

    Do you guys care about a valid page, do you separate presentation and content with css? Do you use div boxes instead of tables ? Have you checked your page at validator.w3.org and corrected some issues until your site was valid ?

    Is browser compatibility and validity important for you ?
    Does the net improve since people mind such topics and try to make valid pages ? Should all pages be valid, or doesn't it matter anyways ?

    A lot of questions, i know. Just wanted to start some discussion.

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    lars

    Search and you'll find a gazillion threads about this.

    /Lars (former NCSA Mosaic user)

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    value
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    harumscarum

    Do you guys care about a valid page, do you separate presentation and content with css?

    1)No, yes

    Do you use div boxes instead of tables ?
    2)yes

    Have you checked your page at validator.w3.org and corrected some issues until your site was valid ?
    3)no

    Is browser compatibility and validity important for you ?
    4)not so much to me but for management

    Does the net improve since people mind such topics and try to make valid pages ?
    5)no- crap is crap

    Should all pages be valid, or doesn't it matter anyways ?
    6) no

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    Shining Arcanine

    value wrote:
    Well, i guess a bunch of "oldschoolers" is here who made their first page before 1996 Wink

    Do you guys care about a valid page, do you separate presentation and content with css? Do you use div boxes instead of tables ? Have you checked your page at validator.w3.org and corrected some issues until your site was valid ?

    Is browser compatibility and validity important for you ?
    Does the net improve since people mind such topics and try to make valid pages ? Should all pages be valid, or doesn't it matter anyways ?

    A lot of questions, i know. Just wanted to start some discussion.

    1. Yes.
    2. Yes.
    3. Yes.
    4. Yes.
    5. Yes.
    6. Yes.
    7. Yes.

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    rasx

    value wrote:
    Do you guys care about a valid page...{?}

    Yes because, unlike most "normal" programmers, I generate HTML via automation most of the time. So any validation errors are just like debugger warnings to me.

    value wrote:
    ...do you separate presentation and content with css?

    Yes, as a first principle. The argument associated with this question is right up there with code-behind or code-inline for ASP.NET coders. I don't treat presentation as a second-class citizen.

    value wrote:
    Do you use div boxes instead of tables?

    I use div instead of center.

    value wrote:
    Have you checked your page at validator.w3.org and corrected some issues until your site was valid ?

    Not since the advent of HTML 4.01 and XHTML. I am trying to catch up but the .NET learning curve is dominating the so-called "free" time.

    value wrote:
    Is browser compatibility and validity important for you ?

    No. W3C validation is considerable.

    value wrote:
    Does the net improve since people mind such topics and try to make valid pages ? Should all pages be valid, or doesn't it matter anyways?

    Validation beomes important when standards-based interop' is important. A new product can come on the market and your pre-existing app' might be ready to interact with it (with little modification) as long as there is some standard for interchange. XHTML is important because most people respect XML far and away above HTML.

    My science background led me to using LaTeX way back before 1996 so I have long-standing respect for typography as well as writing effective code. So naturally I want my HTML presentations to rival that of print design.

    I know very well that I am in the ignored minority group regarding these ideas.

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