Microsoft FrontPage ad touting clean code contains HTML error  FEB 06 2004

Microsoft FrontPage ad touting clean code contains HTML error.

There are 19 reader comments

kavi12 06 2004 5:12PM

hahahahaha...talk about practice what you preach

tim53 06 2004 5:53PM

"define irony..."

resurgere57 06 2004 6:57PM

It's not a mistake - it's a new kind of paragraph tag that MS is introducing for left-handed marketing slogans which, on the face of them, sound like apologies for their own products.

resurgere57 06 2004 6:57PM

It's not a mistake - it's a new kind of paragraph tag that MS is introducing for left-handed marketing slogans which, on the face of them, sound like apologies for their own products.

Alex57 06 2004 9:57PM

Aaaaahhhhh-ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Martin08 06 200410:08PM

http://www.copydesk.co.uk/archive/2004_02_06_index.shtml#107606669581914230

John42 06 200410:42PM

thats pretty

athetic

padraigin51 07 2004 1:51AM

Man. If *I* can spot the error at a glance...

Bob17 07 2004 3:17PM

I'd really hate to see what the style sheets look like. My sneaking suspicion is their new clean "HTML" is akin to a child to saying their room is clean when they really just shoved everything into the closet. Moving their mess from one place to another to hide it. But you can still see the sneaker sticking out of the door...

dirk digler53 07 2004 3:53PM

hilarious.

shawn27 07 200410:27PM

That's pretty much the HTML I'd expect from a graphic designer. You know, the person made that ad...

Robert37 08 200412:37PM

Clearly, Microsoft has come up with MSML--the Microsoft Markup Language--so that only sites whose every third paragraph contains their proprietary tag will look right...and only in IE.

PC57 08 2004 5:57PM

And as clearly demonstrated above, many knowledgeable HTML coders still have problems with SHL (simple human languages).

Tony48 08 2004 6:48PM

Does anyone have a screenshot of the FrontPage ad? I never got a chance to see it, and it looks as if it's been removed...

Thanks.

Roland14 08 2004 7:14PM

Tony: It's still there. Do you have some ad blocker turned on?

Tony30 08 2004 8:30PM

Roland...Hmmm...I keep getting "connection killed". I've turned off ad blocking. Perhaps it's my proxy...I'll try again tomorrow when I'm not behind a proxy. Thanks...

Stephen VanDyke54 09 2004 4:54PM

http://stephenvandyke.com/images/fark/frontpage_ad_broken_code.gif

beerzie boy08 09 2004 6:08PM

I don’t get what your </p>oint is.

fluffy42 09 2004 8:42PM

This is even better than the one I found.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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