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...flashbacks of writing OSNews version 3's HTML!!
Oh, don't talk too much about v2 or v3. They worked PERFECTLY on every browser. This is what code is supposed to do: WORK.
This is not about the end result, it's about the coding itself.
And either way, it's a JOKE Eugenia. Just laugh and don't put so much effort into it.
Ha! "working code" isn't necessarily "good code"...
Well, what Adam said is not exactly in line with what the comic portrays. HTML is not a language, so it's not about being "good", it's about actually being "compatible".
Well, you're both at least partially wrong in what you imply: HTML stands for "Hyper Text Markup Language" and that's exactly what it does: it describes how things should look, but... it has zero program logic that can be expressed in and of itself; therefore, you can't write anything algorithmic in any way, shape or form, and can't do serious work with it where computation is required, at least not without going into a deep WTFery state of abusing an HTML-capable browser.
HTML simply isn't a programming language, and it is not remotely Turing-complete.
I certainly don't believe that the HTML exposed by OSNews is entirely static either.
Clearly some programming had to go into the backend server in order to GENERATE the HTML. Perhaps it was even intelligent enough to figure out what browser was requesting it - and thus altered the HTML on-the-fly.
So, while HTML maybe is not "programming language" in itself, it certainly requires programming to generate HTML of the complexity displayed here on OSNews.
Regardless it is still a language, a declarative one.
No-one made conditions about it having to be Turing-complete.
Watched a leg of The Amazing Race with these cars. If I remember right 6 teams, 6 cars.
One car blew out it's engine.
One car transmission jammed.
One car had a flaky transmission and problems with the turn signals.
This is just in one single leg of the race and it had a 50% failure rate. That is one piece of junk of a car.
Everybody likes jokes as long as they are not the target
And HTML is a language... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Markup_language Edited 2008-02-05 16:11 UTC
okay fix later okay fix later ...
I find this to be your funiest comic for now!
My predictions that the comics will get better are proving to be true! Hah, I am all-knowing!
Indeed, this one is nice. I liked "Janitor" too, but that because I'm a BeOS user
Keep it up Thom.
Some reactions to this one in our offices:
Q&A Team's office: generalized "HAHAHA!!!, I want too printed copies!"
Development Team office: generalized "Mmm..."
I'd say this says a lot about us :-)
This should get the comic of the year award. Very well put. Awesome.
This is the first cartoon here that has really made me laugh.
Hey Thom, this one is truly brilliant Just seeing it after a short break from coding, and just on my way back 'in' again, this made me smile a whole lot
Now it is back to the Print Kit of Haiku again.....
/me pets Ithamar .
Thanks for the compliment - I can say honestly that I won't be able to make 'hits' like this one every time - but I'll try.
This one made me laugh out loud. Good work!