On Sun, 11 Jul 2010, Tim Offenstein wrote:
> I'd like some feedback on this. I'm teaching a class on web design
> to students who've had various levels of training. I'm seeing a
> number of students mark up their XHTML
> with descriptively named DIVs that have no counterpart in the CSS.
> Is this some kind of XML holdover or what? Am I missing some coding
> practice or method for why this is being done? I don't recommend
> this because (1) it clogs up the HTML with useless stuff, and (2)
> there's potential to break the page if a DIV isn't closed.
If a DIV isn't closed, it's not valid [X]HTML; it should get a
> If this is an attempt to section/categorize the code, simple HTML
> comments will serve the purpose much better.
The classes and IDs can be used later when the CSS is modified.
Chris F.A. Johnson, <http://cfajohnson.com>
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