Standards, Schmandards

You know what pisses me off?

There’s this whole movement towards the Semantic Web and designing with Web standards. It’s a beautiful thing.

What pisses me off is that every Web programming book I’ve ever perused fails to follow these things. I’ve seen more line-breaks and tables-for-design-positioning hacks in these books than I care to think about.

When the heck are the writers of good Web programming books going to drink the Kool-Aid and start pushing readers to output nice, happy, semantic code?

When, Lord, when?!