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That moment when you realize HTML has

2012-11-14 23:11:11.524327+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

That moment when you realize HTML has become overcomplexified and you really need a preprocessor and simpler markup language to generate it.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-15 00:31:44.928107+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yeah, the particulars of this are that the wrappers of classed <div>s and <fieldset>s and <captions> are way deep, and by the time I also add in all the [% junk %] of TemplateToolkit, it's way way ugly.

My personal systems all use markdown and understand forms, but I don't know how to drag this code base kicking and screaming into the 1990s.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-11-14 23:57:29.05858+00 by: Jack William Bell


That said, the real problem is that, like PERL, HTML provides more than one way to do anything. This I not a feature when you just want to get something done.