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Microsoft FrontPage ad touting clean code contains HTML error

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 06, 2004

Microsoft FrontPage ad touting clean code contains HTML error.

Reader comments

kaviFeb 06, 2004 at 5:12PM

hahahahaha…talk about practice what you preach

timFeb 06, 2004 at 5:53PM

“define irony…”

resurgereFeb 06, 2004 at 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.

resurgereFeb 06, 2004 at 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.

AlexFeb 06, 2004 at 9:57PM

Aaaaahhhhh-ahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

MartinFeb 06, 2004 at 10:08PM

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

JohnFeb 06, 2004 at 10:42PM

thats pretty

athetic

padraiginFeb 07, 2004 at 1:51AM

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

BobFeb 07, 2004 at 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 diglerFeb 07, 2004 at 3:53PM

hilarious.

shawnFeb 07, 2004 at 10:27PM

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

RobertFeb 08, 2004 at 12:37PM

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.

PCFeb 08, 2004 at 5:57PM

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

TonyFeb 08, 2004 at 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.

RolandFeb 08, 2004 at 7:14PM

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

TonyFeb 08, 2004 at 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 VanDykeFeb 09, 2004 at 4:54PM

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

beerzie boyFeb 09, 2004 at 6:08PM

I don’t get what your </p>oint is.

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