Spaghetti Markup

Test Weight: normal
Separating design and structure of the website carries great advantages. The sharper the distinction, the more independent the two areas are. A lack of such a distinction is also called a "spaghetti mark-up" or a "tag-soup" (from the term "HTML tag").

Nowadays it is easy to save colours, type fonts, design images and to a large extent even the layout of the website in CSS files (CSS = Cascading Style Sheet).

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Test Results

  • Total 100% 100000
  • Not tested 0% 0
  • Warning 34.5% 34591
  • Suggestion 36.2% 36290
  • Hint 11.8% 11878
  • Passed 17.2% 17241
  • Total amount of tests run.
  • This test was not carried out for this website.
  • The tested website contains spaghetti mark-up; morevover, it is not or not fully defined in CSS Format.
  • The tested website contains some spaghetti mark-up in CSS format.
  • The tested website contains a small amount of spaghetti mark-up in CSS format.
  • No spaghetti mark-up was found on the tested website.

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3/25/2018 3:45:02 AM Administrator
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1/25/2013 5:25:01 PM
Spaghetti mark up Could you please so kind to give me an example of spaghetti mark up and relevant modification to cancel this error ? Many thanks in advance
1/25/2013 5:24:10 PM pippo
Spaghetti mark up
Could you please so kind to give me an example of spaghetti mark up and relevant modification to cancel this error ? Many thanks in advance
1/9/2012 5:42:54 PM MartinB.
Spaghetti-Markup Hallo, der Testdurchlauf ergab bei zahlreichen Grafiken "Spaghetti-Markup" wegen: Daraufhin habe ich die Angaben in die styles.css ausgelagert: ... Nun wird aber vom SiteAnalyzer die fehlende Angabe von width und height beim img-Tag angemahnt. Da beißt sich die Katze doch in den Schwanz, oder mache ich etwas falsch? MartinB.
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