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My Professor Just Lied. Yep, just now.
Posted Sep 12, 2005 - 11:42:31

A ComputerThis is what I hate. I hate it when a Professor, in an attempt to make things simpler for their class, tells an outright lie. Just, rather than deal with the fact that there is more than one way for something to happen, lies about something.

Allow me to explain. Right now, at this second, I am sitting in my web design course. My professor was talking about using "strong" tags instead of "b" in HTML. Now, while I've always used the latter instead of the former, I have no problem using whatever tag my professor wants me to. It's really no big deal. And while she's 100% correct in saying there are many who say that the "b" shouldn't be used anymore, she then continued with a flat out lie: That many web browsers no longer supported the "b" tag.


I have a question, is there anyone who sees this any different than this? You shouldn't. Why? Because IE, Mozilla, Opera, Safari, and really any other browser reads it just fine. Why? Because if one browser suddenly started reading a page wrong, you'd assume the browser was broken and likely switch to another browser.

While Browser companies get to choose what new (nonstandard or standard) tags get included, they do not have the luxury of dictating to the design industry as to what old tags will no longer be supported. To say that using strong instead of "b" is good form would be true, but to say that the "b" tag is no longer supported by major browsers is an outright lie...

grrr... Anyways, had a good birthday weekend. Saturday, I went out to the mall with peoples during the day (got some new pants) and that night Erika, Kyle, Leah and I watched a movie and ate some chicken. Sunday saw a group of us sojourn out to Shopko, where I bought a much needed fan for my room... which is finally a tolerable temperature as it's become inexplicably warm lately here... yeah.
- Traegorn

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