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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

HTML “joke” tag and its attributes

Many people make statements which they assume as jokes. But people around them do not understand that what they just heard is supposed to be a joke hence fail to laugh. eNidhi India has an innovative solution for this.

When you speak a sentence which is meant to be a joke and expect people around you to laugh, embed your statement with a newly designed HTML tag and use attributes to clearly state your expectations.

Note: This post is supposed to be a humorous one and doesn’t intend to provide a tutorial on HTML. (For non technical people: HTML is a kind of programming language used to design web pages. A browser (such as Internet explorer) decides what to do with a text based on the HTML tags that surround it. For details HTML tutorial click here)

HTML joke tag can take following attributes:
isLaughOptional: Used to mark if listeners have an option of not to laugh. If it is mandatory to laugh set this attribute to "False" default value: "true"

laughDuration: Tell your listeners exactly how many milliseconds they are expected to laugh

laughType: Is a simple smile (widening the lips and showing 50% of available tooth) is enough, or should people laugh out loud with sound and if body actions (like hand movements, holding stomach and laughing etc) are required

Example:

Advantages: Using this format to tell jokes makes life simpler for others who do not understand that it is a joke…

If you can think of more attributes drop a comment

A recommendation is made to w3c in this regard and it’s least expected that this recommendation would be incorporated in next version of HTML

5 comments :

hari said...

Very nice, sree,

Why not design your own XML specification for a HML (humour markup language)? :-)

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Great suggestion...under consideration.....

Sandesh said...

<joke isLaughOptional="false" laughDuration="infinity" laughType="blast">Hahahahahaha </joke>

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Hi Sandesh..you learn new schemas and APIs and syntax very fast... Good...

Kavitha said...

More simpler and effective one widely used today is suffixing the joke or pun with LOL...! :)