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April 20, 2009

Geek HTML Humor and Tripartite Gaul

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I'd like to share some geek humor. I'm afraid it needs a bit of an intro.

Geeks write HTML code using tags that go within <brackets>. For instance, if you wanted to make text appears in bold, you'd turn BOLD ON with a tag like <BOLD> and then later you'd turn BOLD OFF with a tag like </BOLD>.

<BOLD> .... lorem ipso ... </BOLD>
Once again, the first tag turns something "on", and the second tag with the slash turns it off again.

You may see that the coder's habit of using tags to mark transitions to and from different perspectives have spilled over into the realm of web comments and email. Instead of the once-trendy emoticons :) we now see emotitags


There are three essential pairs of tags on a web page: HTML, HEAD, and BODY.

<HTML>...</HTML>
The HTML tag goes at the beginning and end of the document, and tells the browser to begin treating it like an HTML file - and to stop treating it like an HTML file at the end of the document.

<HEAD>...</HEAD>
The HEAD section contains information visible to computers - metadata, stylesheets, geek stuff.

<BODY>...</BODY>
The BODY section contains information visible to humans - the content of the website.

So, as my web teacher Dr. Skovira taught me, these three tags define the code just like tripartite Gaul, as shown here:
Geek html humor



Given all that geek backstory, here's the pun:



That was a long way to go, but to a code writer that's just hilarious.



Okay, just one more:
html humor

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