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Re^15: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others) (NOT A PRINT FORMAT)

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 09, 2020 at 12:27 UTC ( #11112682=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^14: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
in thread Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)

Ask yourself: why does the internet produce far more HTML
than PDF?

Because HTML is not a print format, it has to adapt to
different screen-width, styles and font-sizes by automatically
flowing stuff around.

When writing one wants a max line width between 60-80 char,
your automated linebreaks would jigsaw the reading experience.

As a demonstration I've manually included such linebreaks in
this post. Have fun reading this on different devices.

In HTML it's the reader who decides about the line-width
by resizing his browser. There are only limited useful cases
where br-tags are appropriate.

This all is no new wisdom, it's the absolute basic a respected
web programmer needs to know about HTML.

So please do yourself (and us) a favor and stop showering pros
with your ignorant amateur advices. This is a Perl board we not
a web-dev kindergarten.

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Re^16: Making Perl Monks a better place for newbies (and others)
by LanX (Archbishop) on Feb 09, 2020 at 13:53 UTC
    That's also the main problem with <pre> tags.

    > the absolute basic a respected web programmer needs to know

    Any web dev, not only the respected.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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