Subject: Re: Generating Indented HTML
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 02 Nov 2002 12:40:14 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Pratibha
| When generating HTML, do you bother to indent at all?

  No.  I usually produce one long line, and I use &# a lot to avoid the
  moronic parser of the moronic syntax of the moronic language.  Producing
  nice-looking HTML for people is like optimizing PostScript files for
  legibility -- an utter waste of time.

| It seems that doing so would it make it more
| readable/editable/debuggable.

  Do yourself a favor and read/edit/debug in a readable/editable/debuggable
  language.  HTML is not suitable for human consumption.  Heck, it is not
  even suitable for machine consumption.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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