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

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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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Is it a good idea to use width and height properties with the < td > tag?

I am new to HTML and Im working on a self made project and I have to use < table > and < fieldset > tags in my html files. I need to set the width and height properties to the tables like <...
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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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Pros and Cons of Facebook's React vs. Web Components (Polymer)

What are the main benefits of Facebook's React over the upcoming Web Components spec and vice versa (or perhaps a more apples-to-apples comparison would be to Google's Polymer library)? According to ...
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How can I properly classify elements?

I'm writing a webpage with a simple header, nav, body and footer layout. To style it, I wrote the following CSS: .mainSideBar { position: relative; display: inline-block; vertical-align: ...
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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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Is it necessary to memorize code?

I am a new developer, who just got hired at a big company. I don't know how but I guess they are desperate. However, I am well-versed with HTML5/CSS3 though things change and new things are released ...
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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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Best practice for storing external text to then place in html

Sorry if I'm not explaining the question well in the title, I'm not sure of the correct lingo. Let me give you an example instead. So this is a normal HTML file. <span>Well to the site!</...
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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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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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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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What is it called when a website URL replaces WWW with something else, and what purpose does it serve?

What is it called when a website has another word in place of where www usually goes? For example, images.google.com vs google.com/images. I know the latter is a file on the server that the browser ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is it practical to have perfect validation score on HTML?

I was in a heated discussion the other day, about whether or not it's practical to have a perfect validation score on any HTML document. By practical I mean: Does not take a ridiculous amount of time ...
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Can display issues affect SEO?

Can website display issues on certain platforms affect a website's search rankings and potentially hinder any SEO efforts?
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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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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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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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Is there anything wrong with putting comments in an HTML closing tag?

I often write comments like this <div id="wrapper"> ... </div> <!-- id="wrapper" --> But what if I wrote them like this? <div id="wrapper"> ... </div id="wrapper"> ...
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Proper Use Of HTML Data Attributes

I'm writing several JavaScript plugins that are run automatically when the proper HTML markup is detected on the page. For example, when a tabs class is detected, the tabs plugin is loaded dynamically ...
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When should I use a CSS class over inline styling?

I have some hidden divs that I show via JavaScript when a button is clicked. Right now, I'm hiding them with by using inline styling (i.e. style="display:none;"). This works, but are there general ...
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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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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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Which is better: to include HTML inside PHP code or outside it?

Look at this: <?php echo "Hello World"; ?> <br /> <?php echo "Welcome"; ?> And now look at this: <?php echo "Hello World"; echo "<br />"; echo "Welcome"; ?> Which one ...
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What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS

I recently installed a csslint package for my Atom text editor. I keep getting warnings saying "Don't use IDs in selectors." I found this weird since I've always been using IDs in selectors in CSS, ...
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Why are people making tables with divs?

In modern web development I'm coming across this pattern ever more often. It looks like this: <div class="table"> <div class="row"> <div class="cell"></div> ...
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Relation and differences between SGML, XML, HTML and XHTML

I was wondering what "profile" means in Wikipedia: XML is a profile of an ISO standard SGML, and most of XML comes from SGML unchanged. According to http://xml-tips.assistprogramming.com/sgml-...
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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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Why do we have to use divs?

This morning, as I was writing some html and haml, it occurred to me that the way divs are used is ridiculous. Why are divs not implied? Imagine if this: <div class="hero-img"> <img src="...
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Why not embed styles/scripts in HTML instead of linking?

We concatenate CSS and JavaScript files to reduce the number of HTTP requests, which improves performance. The result is HTML like this: <link rel="stylesheet" href="all-my-css-0fn392nf.min.css"&...
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Should I write HTML or CSS first?

There are a lot of analogies for HTML/CSS development; which can be a bit confusing for a beginner. HTML = foundations/house CSS = walls/blueprint/wallpaper Is there any best practice here? Which ...
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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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Should putting html tags into localization files be avoided?

We are localizing all parts of our website to many languages. We use XML localization files. I think this scenario is so common, and even there should be a standard solution to this, but still I ...
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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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Angular template variable reference [closed]

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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why are globals bad in javascript [duplicate]

I've been writing web applications for a while now , and everyone knows the one golden rule not to assign variables to the window object , don't ever assign a variable without using var. My ...
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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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Twitter in app browser + user agent string

Recently (I believe some weeks ago) with the latest update of the Twitter app for iOS, all links found inside tweets are opened in Twitter's build-in browser. My question is how to find Twitter's ...
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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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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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