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Monday, July 29, 2013

HTML Code Like Chinese, Greek and Russian to My Brain

It’s a good thing God didn’t have to use HTML code to create heaven and earth, because he might have become so exasperated with the effort to develop a code that would - color the sky blue, make day turn into night, make rain fall and flowers bloom and so on - he might have given up and hurled a couple of planets into oblivion. At least that’s how I feel when I’m trying to write HTML code. Poor Sam’s ears probably are turning blue from my expletives.

You know what HTML is? HyperText Markup Language (HTML) (quoting from Wikipedia) “is the main markup language for creating web pages and other information that can be displayed in a web browser.

“HTML is written in the form of HTML elements consisting of tags enclosed in angle brackets (like <html>), within the web page content. HTML tags most commonly come in pairs like <h1> and </h1>, although some tags represent empty elements and so are unpaired, for example <img>. The first tag in a pair is the start tag, and the second tag is the end tag (they are also called opening tags and closing tags). In between these tags web designers can add text, further tags, comments and other types of text-based content.

“The purpose of a web browser is to read HTML documents and compose them into visible or audible web pages. The browser does not display the HTML tags, but uses the tags to interpret the content of the page and so on.”

And there you have it. But to save us dunderheads who don’t know their start tags from their end tags, certain websites, like PayPal, provide us with HTML code to copy and paste in our personal web pages or blog, so we don’t have to create HTML from scratch. This copy and paste procedure is supposed to be easy-squeeze. WRONG! Lo, these many years that I have tried to create things on my computer, I have learned through many hours of frustration and cursing, that none of this stuff is easy. I’m trying to embed PayPal HTML code in my blog’s HTML code so a PayPal logo and certain credit card logos will appear in the blog and I can sell my books online. AARRGGHH! I’m copying and pasting to beat the band and it ain’t working!

Can you just imagine God’s wrath if he kept getting the following message while trying to copy and paste code to make grass green (for instance): “Could not load template preview: Error parsing XML, line 12, column 578: The element type "img" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</img>" 

No wonder we have volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. Sam and I think early earth dwellers might have had it right when they sacrificed virgins to appease God. Whoo-boy!

Well, parse this you HTML gremlins - three bags of poop on you. There now, I feel better already.

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