While it's probably done to allow for more CSS flexibility (rounded corners and all), posts structure could be much simplified:
On the other hand, the fair use of paragraph tags is really cool, makes the code look much cleaner, and the use of lists nearly everywhere where they may be used is nice.
Guys xhtml, 4.01 strict is a waste of time, innovate don't regress! Also it's ok to use tables when you are displaying tabular data (a calendar, stock chart, etc.). CSS-driven and standards-based design is about semnatic, relevant markup, not simply ejecting tables.
May I refer you to some important reading material:
Bullet Proof Web Design [simplebits.com]
Web Standards Solutions [simplebits.com]
and important sites:
I bet it's probably illegible on other handheld devices as well... try it on yours!
I know that this is probably not the place to ask, but would it be possible to add a title attribute to the comments links? I frequently find myself bookmarking comments on slashdot and other slash based sites by right clicking on the comment id link. In firefox at least the default bookmark title gets set to that comment id which is completely unhelpful.
All that would be needed is to change:
<a href="//slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=163167&ci d=13630176">#13630176</a>
<a href="//slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=163167&ci d=13630176" title="$comment_title">#13630176</a>
And now my bookmark title would get set to that title, which would far more helpful
I thought this site was completely dead! ☺ Very glad to see that it's not.
This change was much needed. Valid HTML+CSS makes the geeks' favorite web site look more respectable. Thanks for all the hard work to make it happen.
Does clearing this hurdle mean we'll see some more updates here regarding slash development? For instance, about a migration to Apache 2?