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Chris [PersonRank 0]

Monday, April 10, 2006
14 years ago3,660 views

Breaking news? From June 2003?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow, that's old... and it still made it to the Digg frontpage today...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This'd be a good place for your website sensualizer, philipp. Nobody notices the age of a page unless they specifically look for the date.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Google uses inline CSS. I wonder why do they think it's efficient not to use external CSS files?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Ionut when you look at their HTML you can only conclude they (those responsible for web search at least) don't "get" HTML/ CSS. Look at this:

body bgcolor=#ffffff text=#000000 link=#0000cc vlink=#551a8b alink=#ff0000

There is absolutely no reason to use this, unless you think it's important to Google's business that the 0,001% (?) who use Netscape 2 see a white instead of a gray background. CSS almost always degrades more nicely even for older browsers, not to mention future browsers or exotic devices. Google should also be a little more responsible in terms of inspiring people to do the right thing – I can imagine an HTML newcomer thinking of Google as tech experts, looking to their source for inspiration on what's right!

Spelling Nazi [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

"Deprecated", not "depreciated".

Have a nice day.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Thanks, fixed!

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