Talk:HTML

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I think we really need to stress the emerging industry standard of using external CSS to handle all or almost all web page presentation elements. HTML should be seen as little more than a container for the content. As such, perhaps a combined HTML/CSS tutorial would be better? Any thoughts on this issue? (BTW, the last two edits by 72.36.50.3 are mine.)

-- Xlbnushk 15:30, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I completely agree, and I think some were trying to get a Topic:XHTML started for that, but here is a topic for learning HTML, without CSS. Maybe Web Design covers what you're looking for? Michael Billington (talkcontribs) 02:49, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

So, the Web Design course will be like a hub, and courses like Topic:HTML will be spokes, dealing only with that specific topic? Is there any discussion about this organizational aspect, or are people just writing up articles? -- Xlbnushk 18:00, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

Hi Xlbnushk! I've been trying to structure the Topic:Web Design section around doing activities, rather than separate topics of knowledge... so for example, the first section is called Build a basic web page and this involves (X)HTML and CSS, with some HTML and CSS challenges thrown in for fun). I'd love to discuss organizational aspects of all this material... Michaelnelson 10:14, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Computer Programming[edit]

I cannot see how any computer programming is needed as a prerequisite for HTML. HTML is a markup language, not a programming language. It does not have ANY control structures or variables, no memory stack, nothing at all related to programming. I am removing this prerequisite because all it can do is scare away people and make them thing HTML is harder than it really is. Kainaw 13:34, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Interpretting HTML[edit]

The introduction falsely claimed HTML was a programming language - it is a markup language. Those are two very different things. Also, it claimed that HTML told web browsers how to interpret the HTML. The web browsers have programs in them that interpret the HTML. The HTML doesn't tell them how to interpret it. That is the whole point. HTML is a markup language - a set of suggestions that we hope the web browser can sanely handle. A programming language is a set of rules that must be obeyed - not interpreted and possibly ignored all together. It is simply wrong to confuse programming languages and markup languages as well as confuse the difference between HTML and a web browser. Kainaw 13:39, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Lesson order[edit]

I would say this course is nearly finnished. There is just a need to put different lessons in order. Note there is a navigationa template for that. First lesson starts as an Introduction to HTML.--Juan 11:35, 3 December 2008 (UTC)

This DESPERATELY needs updating. The b, i, strong, font, etc. tags are no longer generally used - though browsers can usually interpret them. Instead, CSS styles are used. Go to [1] for more info...

Layout[edit]

I think this page needs a new layout, the default wikipedia black on white is not very inviting. If nobody minds or speaks up, I'm going to give this course some new looks (similar to Theory_of_programming_languages). Azotochtli (talk) 13:47, 10 August 2012 (UTC)