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Google Showing BBCode and deprecated HTML tags
in the SERP snippet

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3511649 posted 11:54 pm on Nov 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I never noticed it before, but for some Webmasterworld's results, Google is showing BBCode.

Now that I look even more closely, it's showing some deprecated HTML as well (like the <b> tag).

Anyone else noticing it?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3511649 posted 12:18 am on Nov 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

A quick side note - the <b> tag is not formally deprecated. The <u> tag, for example, is deprecated, but <b> is not. If a character string is marked up to be given semantic strength, then <strong> is recommended. But <b> is still used when the mark-up indicates a typesetting instruction with no semantic intent. Of course, CSS is the recommended method.


Google definitely indexes everything in the source code, and for some queries I have seen Google return the html mark-up in the snippet. But I've never seen UBBcodes in a snippet. UBB codes don't show up in the page source, unless of course that page is discussing the codes -- and then they're not part of the mark-up but part of the content.

Strange thing you've noticed - it does make me wonder how Google would ever get UBB coded source.

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