[thelist] Resume / Portfolio Review

Christian Heilmann codepo8 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 8 06:14:01 CDT 2005

> > As for advertising XHTML: I would be very sure to practise what I
> > preach  especially on a portfolio site. Yes, linebreaks are XHTML when
> > you close the BR, but they are still not a clever idea when it comes
> > to semantic HTML, as they do have no meaning.
> First of all, they are perfectly valid XHTML. Secondly, you will notice
> that my doctype is 'XHTML 1.0 Transitional' which should allow <br />
> tags with no problem. Thirdly, I wrote 'XHTML' not 'Semantic HTML' --
> these are different concepts. And last, I actually agree with you
> entirely. I had those tags in for testing at one point and I forgot to
> take them out. Now I did. :)

See it this way: 
Who am I more likely to employ: 
- somebody who can write xHTML that validates or
- somebody who can write HTML that validates, makes sense, helps with
accessibility and eases web site maintenance?

Chris Heilmann 
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