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Weirdness level meme - Journal of Omnifarious

Aug. 22nd, 2008

01:05 pm - Weirdness level meme

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This thing has atrocious HTML. It's not hard to write well formed XML, and if you're righting a program that produces it you should have a clear idea how to do it. I don't understand why all these quiz and LJ-meme sites, especially more intelligent ones like this one, have such badly formed XML/HTML.

So, omnifarious, your LiveJournal reveals...




You are... 2% unique (blame, for example, your interest in unrealized externalities) and 5% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy science). When it comes to friends you are a total whore. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 35

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 76% of other LJers.)


Find out what your weirdness level is!

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From:eonen
Date:August 22nd, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)

Gibbety gibbety gibbety!

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So, eonen, your LiveJournal reveals...



You are... 17% unique (blame, for example, your interest in zagnar the destroyer) and 8% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy video games). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 53

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 91% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

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From:omnifarious
Date:August 22nd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)

Re: Gibbety gibbety gibbety!

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*chuckle* You're even weirder than rosencrantz319. Impressive! :-) I wonder if I might go and drop some of the really common interests as they don't really say a whole lot about me.



Edited at 2008-08-22 09:26 pm (UTC)
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 22nd, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)

Re: Gibbety gibbety gibbety!

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I dropped many common interests because they are either redundant with less common ones, or don't really say much about me. My weirdness level went up a bit, but not phenomenally. :-)

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From:akashayi
Date:August 22nd, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Bad html is an inherent quality of the LJ-meme, that's just how the world works.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 23rd, 2008 06:02 pm (UTC)
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The most evil example I saw was one where the code it showed you was different than the code actually pasted. And the code pasted was basically a tracking trojan. It was really irritating and evil.

After I saw that I started looking over the HTML I was pasting from those things really, really carefully.



Edited at 2008-08-23 06:02 pm (UTC)
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From:hattifattener
Date:August 23rd, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
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What's wrong with the HTML? (Other than the class attributes, that is.) It's not XML (or, therefore, XHTML), but it looks like perfectly valid HTML to me.
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From:omnifarious
Date:August 23rd, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)

It's not XML, that's the problem.

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It's not well-formed XML. IMHO, even non-XHTML HTML should be well formed XML these days. Come on, how hard is it to close your <br> and <p> tags?

I can forgive the use of the <center> tag. Though I changed it myself to <div style="text-align: center;">. But I can't forgive the lack of well-formedness. It isn't that hard to do, and non-well-formed XML is so much more of a pain to parse and you have to guess as to what is really meant. Where do the paragraphs really end in the HTML it generates? You can't tell!

Looking at what I pasted will show you well formed XML. I ran it through a parser and cleaned up all the errors before I posted it.

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