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Questions tagged [html]

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is the predominant markup language used for creating web pages.

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HTML “alt” text attribute for related photos

If I have a photo gallery where each photo in the gallery has a mini-feed of 'related photos', should the alt text of these related photos describe these related photos or should they describe the ...
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Rendering custom markdown format: client side or server side?

I am working on a project on both iOS/Android/macOS/Linux (Windows is optional, and surely no website version). There are a lot of related webpage-like data and the team decided to store the data in a ...
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I generated XHTML with XSLT, what are my options with HTML 5?

I have some older xsl transformations that I will modify soon. They generated XHTML code from a home-grown XML format. Since I am touching these XSL files anyway, I am wondering how I will deal with ...
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How can I prevent a user from editing my code in their browser?

Description I'm designing a Node.JS application (more like a full website). The app will send five JavaScript files and will have <script> tags linking them together. Question How can I ...
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How to collaberate UI Team & Development Team for smooth development process over time to adapt changes in design?

The UI team deliver the HTML files to the development team. Developers code PHP on html files to make the website. But later we face a lot of changes in design. The designing team makes the changes in ...
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How to white label my website in php

I have a website that follows the following structure: www.example.com/city1 www.example.com/city2 ... Programmatically we change the logo which is hard-coded in a specific config file for city 1, ...
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How can I turn my CRUD database application into a REST application?

I may have gotten myself confused, when reading CRUD vs REST and how they are similar, so I wanted to explicitly ask: can I turn my CRUD application into a REST application, when I have a specific ...
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How to do BDD for CRUD?

I want to understand how Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) can be applied to building CRUD applications. I have read a lot on the subject but I just don't get how I'm supposed to apply it. I learn ...
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Is there a rule of thumb when it comes to the “name” attribute?

Since there is things like BEM in naming conventions for HTML class attributes, does the name attribute have anything of that sort?
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Is my approach to dynamically populating web content ok?

I'm porting my JavaFX application to a web based version, which I'm new to. In my web app the user can search the server database for records. At present I've chosen to present the records in a ...
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Prefixing a number with + on html inputs

When asking for positive number inputs on html, is it valid to allow + on the textbox? Like +42? Surely the + sign gets removed during server-side processing. But will allowing + be fine on the html ...
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If either html+css or an image can achieve my desired decoration, which one should I prefer to use?

For example, to create flow indicator like: Step 1 > Step 2 > Step 3 I can either: 1.Use html+css .concave{ border-left:1em solid transparent; border-top:1em solid orange; border-...
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Architecture question with specific use-case (Web Development)

I'm new to web development and looking for ideas to build the following prototype. My requirement is to display near real-time stock market data via charts that are updated automatically every five ...
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Are there standards for handling card swipers in applications?

I'm in the middle of creating a web application for a client, and he wants me to integrate magnetic card swipers so his office staff can quickly swipe a card, and load up details for specific patients ...
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Showing confidential to a customer info without having him to create an account: GET or POST approach?

There's a website where a person should pay to get some service/product. After a person has made a reservation/product by paid for it, I want to allow him to track the progress without having to or ...
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Why is the ampersand (&) a HTML Entity?

I understand the rationale behind why most of the HTML character Entities were created, but I don't understand the purpose behind the ampersand HTML entity. &amp; contains more bits than a & ...
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WYSIWYG text editor design: replace all spaces with spans or master manipulation of nodes?

The goal of this contenteditable div editor is to be able to: double-click on words to add a span around it and further functions highlight range of text (more than 1 word) to do the same as above ...
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Is there a best practice for naming class selectors for identification alone

Is there a best practice for naming class selectors for identification alone? For example, for defining a single amount field with action button, we end up creating several div containers and div ...
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Angular template variable reference

Here is a weird problem in Angular: <input #pin1 type="password"> <p>You entered: {{pin1.value}}</p> If you type something in <input>, the <p>'s content will not change ...
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Better alternative to having a html form with select input on every row in table

I have a web application (laravel) with a page which presents a large number of rows (financial transactions) in a HTML table. On each row I want to have a drop-down (select input) allowing the user ...
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Do I need to put a license in my website's HTML and/or CSS?

I am making a website for a competition my school is taking part in, however I am not on the team and am not receiving any compensation (save for better references :P). The only condition I have set ...
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PHP : Better way to print html in if-else conditions

Please refer the following two forms of the same code First: <?php if(some_condition){ ?> <li><a target="_blank" href="example.com/channel1/" class="xyz">If content</a>&...
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Consuming Web API in website with role based views

I understand Web API. I understand websites, how they call a web API and all the good stuff. My question is, how do you control the user view in the website consuming the API, based on the API ...
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Development Of Scriptable Webpage Served As XML And Parsed As HTML

In short, this question is about the cross-browser-compatibility-ness of a way to serve a HTML page as XML. I am interested in serving a web page as XML to be interpreted as HTML for increased CSS ...
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HTML and iframe organization for dashboards [closed]

I need to build a small website for my ops team that will have a series of iframes pointing to a couple of Kibana graphics. The website will have, lets say, 4 links, each pointing to a a specific ...
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Best practices for creating multiple HTML buttons that are used for a similar purpose

I realize this may be subjective, but I don't see any clear-cut place for asking questions on good software design principals. I'm sure there are some software patterns and anti-patterns I should be ...
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Add extra HTML classes for frontend-tests?

Imagine a structure like this, a list with products. <div class="container"> <div class="teaser"> <img src="..."> <p>Product 1</p> </div> ...
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Are tables inside tables a good idea in the right circumstance

I found myself wanting to put a table in a table. I had a momentary war flashback of legacy webpages and email html templates and was about to shelve the idea, but then I considered that it kind of ...
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Canvas-like drawing interface for SVG?

There's lots of stuff out there comparing the HTML elements SVG and Canvas, but I'm still a little confused. I'm looking for a way to draw an arbitrary shape (like, I have a description of a shape, ...
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Tabular Website Design with Continuously Added Content

I'm currently working on a site for a friend, converting a google sheet to a webpage (to reduce the time it takes to modify the spreadsheets and apply them to all users). One particular page is ...
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Hardcoding HTML vs generating HTML from JSON using Javascript [closed]

Backstory I'm a newer developer and have just started on this project and I've been trying to avoid copy-pasting code wherever I can and make the page be built as dynamically as possible, so that ...
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Html file input field add files? (instead of replace)

I'm trying to create a Html file input field which can add multiple files to the form, instead of replacing existing chosen files. This is the basic file input element for uploading multiple files: &...
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Find source of HTML tags added by jQuery [closed]

A page I'm working on has seemingly random anchor tags showing up all over the place, which is causing significant formatting issues. Those tags are showing up in Chrome DevTools but not the page ...
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What are security risks of WYSIWYG HTML/CSS/JS editors running as web service?

I am currently implementing WYSIWYG editor that will be available on the web, what are the main security issues I should tackle? The editor currently works that when user is done typing, the text gets ...
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How important is it to have multiple action per one page load?

In conventional web application there is single action per one button click from user. So clicking on submit form, send email or change status, delete user etc all this does single action per page ...
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Using HTML id or class instead of comments

I have two elements inside a container. I don't need to give the two inner elements any id or class since they require no CSS or JS references. Is giving them an id just for the purposes of ...
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How to validate ajax request comes from correct page and is not tampered with?

I am building a simple Q&A app with PHP, HTML and JS. I have three tables: users,question and answers, each table has it's own primary key and questions and answers both have foreign key ...
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sass - use abstract selectors or mixins/placeholder?

This might have been covered in another thread. I didn't find it though.. Today, with Sass I have 2 options of styling my website. Lets see examples Example 1 <button class="button main center"&...
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JavaScript function that acts on same element every time

Let's say I have a HTML/JS project which involves interaction with a canvas. Resizing, drawing, retrieving the current state, etc. Obviously I should separate these into several functions. However, I'...
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Writing business logic in view

Can writing business logic in the view(.cshtml) of an MVC application have an impact on performance (for example, Load time)? Is it the preferable way or are there any other best practices?
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Are there good reasons for avoiding the use of semantic HTML markup?

Background I have recently taken up a new job as a developer at a company where I have inherited an in-house CMS built approximately 5 years ago. The CMS constructs pages in XML which are then output ...
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How are HTML files with binary headers interpreted? [closed]

I recently got an inexpensive phone with minimal browser support i.e. no javascript and on a small screen. Wanting to make the most of my device, I decided I would load some ebooks onto my device ...
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How to test dynamically created HTML when the tests are in a separate file?

Code context I have a complex page as part of my web app that is dynamically populated with information using knockout.js. The page has dynamically created anchor tags that link to each other. For ...
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Best method to allow user to choose multiple things from my DB?

So I have a "Bars" table in my database and a "Add a Bar" form which allows a bar owner or manager to add his/her business listing to my website database. I also have a "Beers" table in my database ...
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Scalable Angular SPA Architecture

I am developing an Angular SPA and I am currently in the design phase. I have created a sample architecture which I am planing to use in my SPA but I would get some feedback because I want the ...
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Passing dynamic data to declarative resource load tags in an HTML document?

Is it possible to pass dynamic data to the browser when it automatically GETs link and img and script etc tags after it has parsed the html containing them? Ultimately would want to pass an ...
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Sharing Website Content : AddThis vs Separate Integration of Social Networks

We have a requirement to add share buttons ( Facebook, Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, WeChat) on all the pages of our website (excluding some of the landing pages) We did a POC for the same with the AddThis ...
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Is it a good practice to use jQuery object to load scripts onto page?

I am writing a website, and I've come up with quite a few scripts taking up a lot of space and ruining the aesthetics of my code. I came up with the idea of creating one script that fills a div below ...
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Should you always program server side for a website?

I'm about to start creating a music project website for a friend. It should be pretty simple for now: no dynamic content (tour dates, etc.), and nothing more than a few embedded sample songs or ...
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Using relative units instead of px following DRY principles

I am relatively new in web development, but I am trying always to find the best way and make my code even CSS and HTML clean. So I've started exploring best practices. First of all lets start ...