Saturday, 2 October, 2004, 04:00
I realize that this will sound a bit strange, considering I didn't write the image gallery page of my site (or the stylesheet, for that matter), but I'll say it anyway: I really, really don't like going through other peoples' HTML code.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still at the point where I'm using emacs (*shudder*) to create and edit pages on this site, but at least I know that the code I'm adding on to the existing HTML is my own. It's when a program like Dreamweaver or Frontpage spits code out that I get riled up. There are just ... things ... in the code that don't look right. How many people fill up their <td> elements with non-breaking spaces, honestly? Why is there a comment that tells you which component of the style is present, even though the comment itself is exactly the same as the 200 other comments that preceded it? How many <script> sections does it really take to hold all the JavaScript code on a page? Is the <font> tag really necessary when we have stylesheets now?

I could go on and on. Trying to clean up someone else's nasty HTML work while preserving the exact look and feel of a page is bloody tedious work that should be assigned to CS100 students or something.
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