Thursday, August 23, 2007


Grammar, punctuation and the likes.

Check this out. And this, esp. the part about quotes.

Dude, you can write <big><b>shit</big></b> and get a big bold shit, and it's valid HTML. But that's an exception and it's certainly not legal XML, and as a programmer I cannot write ' "Fuck," Bill said ' , because it's stupid. And as Wikipedia explains, it's an outdated tradition due to technical reasons having to do with typesetting, rather than some legitimate language rule. I wouldn't care anyway.

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