[thelist] Your top timesaving tips?

David Bindel dbindel at austin.rr.com
Thu Sep 18 21:40:24 CDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-09-18 at 21:10, Tim Burgan wrote:
> ----- Replied Message -----
> From: "Shawn K. Quinn"
> :
> : Authoring HTML and CSS are not programming any more than
> writing a text
> : file would be considered programming. Now, OTOH, Perl, C,
> assembler,
> : Java, Javascript, etc. are programming languages.

According to Merriam-Webster OnLine (http://www.m-w.com):



2 : to work out a sequence of operations to be performed by (a
mechanism) : provide with a program
3 a : to insert a program for (a particular action) into or as if into a


HTML has nothing to do with operations or mechanisms; HTML only marks up
(describes) data.

HTML does provide a few attributes so that functionality may be added to
a document, but the actual functionality is not accomplished by HTML.

Therefore, writing HTML is not programming.


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