Standards Jokes

You’ll either find this incredibly funny or find it incredible that anyone could find this funny. From the HTMLDog Dogblog:

Q: Why did the XHTML actress turn down an Oscar?
A: Because she refused to be involved in the presentation.

Q: Why was the font tag an orphan?
A: Because it didn’t have a font-family.

Q: Why do CSS designers have too many children?
A: Because they employ lots of child selectors.

Q: Why was IE5’s 3-metre wide cell in the insane asylum smaller than IE6’s 3-metre wide cell?
A: Because the width of the cell included the padding…

Q: Why was the XHTML bird an invalid?
A: Because it wasn’t nested properly.

There are a few more in the comments over there. This made my day.

15 thoughts on “Standards Jokes

  1. Congratulations, you made me snot all over my breakfast cereal. Not from laughter, but absurdity. It was like reading Star Wars jokes 🙂

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  3. That was incredibly painful to read. chuckg – the jokes were most definitely reminiscent of the Star Wars jokes one finds online. Those hurt too!

  4. Hmm. I actually got most of these thanks to our internship and web class at PVA. But still, count me as belonging to the “I can’t believe anyone thought this was funny” group. 🙂

  5. Q: Why couldn’t the html element get a pint to drink?
    A: It was missing its ID.

    Thank you! Thank you very much. 🙂

  6. It’s right there in the CSS:

    blockquote {
    background: url(dante/left-quote.png) no-repeat top left;
    margin: 0;
    padding-left: 3em;
    padding-right: 3em;

    BTW, I actually found the jokes funny… Jimmy’s too. Ah well, I knew there was no hope anyway 🙂