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Tech Support Pits column from Dear Webby's Humor Letter of
06/04/05: Wacky punctuation marks on web pages
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Lately I have seen more and more web pages that have
question marks and wacky symbols where one would expect
a quote or double-quote mark or some other punctuation
mark. I have also seen it in some of the blander blogs.
I won't visit those again anyway, because of their lack of
interesting content, but I am wondering if that is just
sloppiness or some new trend. I have even seen it in
some articles on anti-government on-line "papers" like
CNN and NY-Times-online.
What's the story behind that?
It's just sloppiness by people who don't know HTML, and
who just quickly slobber their stuff into MS WORD and then
save it as HTML. Pirated and possibly even one
legitimate version of MS WORD have trouble converting
some punctuation marks into pure HTML.
If they looked at their pages after they have been uploaded,
then they would notice the gibberish and try to correct it,
but it seems they don't care enough about their audience
to do that.
Since you write in HTML, you have nothing to worry about.
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