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

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Ramifications of Making Github Page and Code Private [closed]

I use a paid Github account to hold code that I make HTML/CSS animations with. The account and code is currently public. I publish the animations to a page URL that I give to clients. They use that ...
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Why does HTML collapse whitespace?

I've been trying to better understand (at least at a high level) why the early versions of HTML were designed the way they were. Most of the decisions make sense; I can deduce (at least at a high ...
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Is it good practice to wrap a single element in a container?

I am new to UI development and am currently reading how to style a form in a responsive way. By googling I found this tutorial https://www.w3schools.com/howto/howto_css_responsive_form.asp (I know the ...
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How do you 'merge' several JS files into one? [closed]

New Web Dev here. Recently I got into DOM manipulation with JS, everything was sweet with one-page websites, but then I tried with projects with many html files and that's when I got confused. It's a ...
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QR Code Scanning with location check

I would like to make an order-system with QR-Codes which is online. How I imagine it to work: A customer visits a restaurant. There is a QR-Code on his table which takes him to a public webpage where ...
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Is it better practice to create a div in the html or using javascript

I have javascript script that creates the same div everytime the user clicks enter and then set the event listener to the new input in the new div. example: //creates the container, text and input for ...
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Moderator/Administrator Script for website (HTML) [closed]

G´Day, So I am making this website out of basic HTML. I wanted to add a Moderator/Administrator script for it and was wondering if there was any way I could Create a script myself easily. (Keep in ...
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When is it Counterproductive to Separate PHP and HTML

Understanding that it is less load on the server to not have to parse HTML, when does it work the other way, as far as server performance. The majority of my Web sites are database-driven - often the ...
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Is a good practice using form tag's atributes in HTML?

Checkout this HTML using the attribute action, method and target from <form></form> tag: <form action="/action_page.php" method="get" target="_blank"> ...
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What are the anchor's "name" attributes on history's first website?

History's first webpage is still online and functional. I was looking at its source out of interest and noticed that anchors consistently have a name attribute containing a stringified number, for ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of including JS/CSS inside the HTML?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of including JS/CSS inside the HTML instead of separated files? Specifically concerned about performance issues, for example, if the CSS and JS are small and ...
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What's the better way to do MVVM with a number of very similar view models?

An important view in our application is a big table of entities. For the purposes of this question I'll use an analogy for our entities - so let's say it's vehicles. There's half a dozen different ...
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How to send email to signups when website updates

So I want to place a signup form on a webpage where people can put their emails, and then I want to send emails to signups when said webpage updates with new content. My current hack solution is to ...
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doesn't inline-styling represent separation of concerns concept the best way if you think that you're separating the HTML element from other elements?

I know that Inline CSS styling gets so much hate from many developers, and I understand that some of this hate is justified by the following facts: Inline styles increase page size as they don't get ...
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Identifying states when using state machine to validate a form field

Scenario is simple, a password field with few validation rules. The states I came up with are default ( when the form loads or reset button is pressed) filled ( should this even be a state ?) valid ( ...
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I'm trying to write something that will fill out an Australia Post Declaration Form [closed]

I've got basic proficiency in PHP, JavaScript, html, and SQL. I also use Postman little a bit. I hope a solution to my problem can be found within those skills, but I'm willing to learn a new language ...
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Convert RTF to HTML when it's saved to the database or when it's rendered?

Users have the ability to enter and save text in a rich text editor which is eventually stored in a database and then rendered on a site. Is it better to convert the RTF to HTML when it's stored to ...
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Setting width/height of unknown images for lazy loading

I have a site where users upload images & can all be viewed on a single page by other users. I want to lazy load images as the user scrolls instead of loading all initially. This is easy enough, ...
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What are downsides to opening local html files in the browser?

Let's say you have a scenario where you want to build a simple web stack (html/css/js) prototype to share with someone. I am a little unclear on whether or not I want/need to use a small web-server to ...
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How would you have a fallback for html insert when the html has changed?

Given a website, our customers will pick a spot on their website and we record an xpath to that location. Our software is DNS integrated, similar to cloudflare, and we manipulate the origin's html ...
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How good of an idea is extending HTMLElement

In the new era of web components MDN (and probably the standard) suggests extending the HTMLElement class. For a long time we've strayed away from doing that, what has changed now for this to become ...
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How can you multithread an html parser [ in C++ and similar languages ]?

Ive done two HTML parsers. Done with Regular Expressions [that accounted for nesting]. It was quick, but error prone. Done by evaluating Character by Character through switches. Here was the basic ...
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Is it possible to prevent tech scammers from editing bank webpages?

In a refund tech scam, tech scammers use Chrome Developer Tools to edit the HTML directly on the victim's bank webpage through a Remote Desktop (Teamviewer, AnyDesk, etc) to fool their victim into ...
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Html development with partial views

Is it a standard practice to develop a HTML project using partial views. Consider a project where the design team will develop the HTMLs based on the requirement & then the backend team will work ...
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What are some of the best ways to create single page websites with dynamic content?

I'm expirementing with creating a website as a IT Ticketing system. This website has a top nav and a side nav. I want the content area to change depending on the link clicked. I've managed to get the ...
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Unique Colors for Chart Data

This is likely in the wrong section but I'm curious if there is a good way to select unique and distinct colors for plotting data on charts? My current method is to hard code a set plot limit with ...
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Whatever happened to HTTP SEARCH? [closed]

It seems 5 years ago there was a proposal for a HTTP SEARCH request, but it does not appear to have been adopted and it not widely supported. Are there any factual documents or citations which shed ...
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Should we check if the primary key exists if rendering a collection fetched from database?

I have got an argument with my colleagues about this. IMO It's common practice that you don't need to check if an id exists or not before rendering it. So here's an example. This is what my ...
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Hidden Input Fields for POST - Security

I have seen some posts on the subject of hidden input fields for use with postbut none were able to answer my question. I have a delete button tied to a user in a table. The delete button uses a ...
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Angular 8: Mixing Business and Presentation logic

I was reading about the history of Microsoft and Webforms. How people strayed away from Webforms because it mixes business logic with display/presentation logic. So when reading Angular 8, and seeing ...
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Turning complex XML (or content tree) into HTML - How to do it (in Java)?

I have a deep object content tree that I transform into a XML using JAXB and a small self written API on top. But now I want to create a static HTML site that has basically the same content (and ...
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Which components of an HTML Element, can I assume will be static over the course of its lifetime?

This is a question for people who are familiar with how HTML typically is built and behaves on webpages. Backstory and requirements I am building an HTML tracker with a C++/Qt backend. I am trying ...
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How to store message content in a webservice

I am building a service responsible for sending email/sms communications. The service receives a request that contains information necessary to build an email/sms template and the recipient ...
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Is JavaScript added and executed in parsing or in rendering?

As far as I know, each webpage is created in a two stage process, initiated by a webserver request and ended in a webserver response: Parsing: markup (Say HTML) is executed as is, or created by ...
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Supervisor wants unconventional web site, how to resolve this

I started a new job with a greenfield site in Angular to create a website from an old desktop app. I gave a presentation guided by my Supervisor who wants game style top icon menus to cut down on ...
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Maintaining a static website using an HTML preprocessor [closed]

I have a static website with lots of similar pages. The site is very simple, basically just some information for me and a few other people. I'd basically like to spend as little time as possible ...
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handle file downloads from the server

I am wondering if the following would be a good technique to allow user to download files from the server in the below scenario: Info about the scenario: User logs into a system (HTML,JQuery and CSS,...
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Website Multi Languuage [closed]

I have one website and the website are now in HTML, that actually is structured: domain.com = English domain.com/es = Spanish domain.com/de = Germany I copied the HTML of English page to Spanish ...
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Is it bad practice to leave hidden elements in the dom?

I'm looking for perspectives from other web/ui developers. I'm a UI developer and my company requires that I use components built by another team within the company. That team has developed some ...
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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 prevent ...
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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-bottom:...
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