RE: a different resume red flag

Subject: RE: a different resume red flag
From: "Stephen Arrants" <steve -at- microbrightfield -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2004 09:59:08 -0400

Goldstein, Dan says:
> > Goldstein, Dan said:
> > > And as for Word-generated HTML... that code's so ugly, it makes
> > > little children cry.
> >
> > If you're only looking at the code. But if the Word-generated HTML
> > validates and displays in IE, Firefox, etc., what's wrong with it?
> Clean code matters in HTML no less than in C++.

Yes, if you are maintaining it and want to be sure that it can be
read/edited/worked on by others, clean and commented code.

I guess my problem is with the word "ugly". Word does produce HTML with
a lot of crufty stuff in it, but I wouldn't call it ugly. It is just a
lot of tags and directives to make the HTML document readable back into
Word. That to me is the biggest argument against using Word as an HTML
editor--either you're writing HTML for the web or your writing a DOC for
different delivery. Pick one.
However, it DOES validate, so in that sense it is "good" HTML.

Aside....interesting that some of the folks here arguing for adherence
to styles, standards, and what not have personal sites that don't


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