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Why Webmaster world uses depreciated tags

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4:56 am on May 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

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This may be a somewhat inpolite question, but I feel it needs to be discussed. I have tried searching, but it's a hard thing to search for.
Anyways, here's the great ironic question:
Why does Webmaster World, a site of discussing modern and correct web practices still use old and depreciated tags, and no CSS?
Tables are used for the basic layout of the page, font tags are everywhere, etc.

The main reason I ask this is because I actually have a problem with the website. The font size for most of the text on this site and forums is too small. Because the text sizing is not done using points (or even percentage or em), it doesn't grow bigger if I set my DPI bigger. There's not much I can do for increasing the page's font size aside from increasing it manually every time I visit, and decreasing it manually every time I leave!

For some reason IE scales the fonts up with my DPI, I think it has some special rendering engine which changes more than just physical units (point, pica, inch, cm). Aside from that I dislike IE in many respects, and am not going to use it just for that feature.

4:12 pm on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

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>>>Why does Webmaster World, a site of discussing modern and correct web practices still use old and depreciated tags, and no CSS?

For your font problem, have you tried holding down CTRL and pressing + and -? That should increase your font sizes.

As for depreciated tags, the question is really depreciated by who? The standards are set by an authority but for the most part they're ignored by the browsers and by webmasters. The folks that are actually using the internet still use lots of stuff that's been technically depreciated, but effectively still works just fine. Tables for layout has worked fine for an awful long time and for the most part still works just fine and possibly is still the fastest way to get the job done.

3:25 am on May 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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+ and - is equal to manually changing the font size every time I encounter this page. Once when I enter, and then change it back when I leave.

I don't see why pt and/or em aren't used,
and why aren't there stylesheets?

The tables thing I could care less about, but generally speaking they use up more code, are harder to maintain/manage, and aren't as source-viewer friendly.

5:17 am on June 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Tables for layout has worked fine for an awful long time and for the most part still works just fine

Yes, and hopefully it'll stay that way. I like tables, and don't see anything wrong with them.
 

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