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    I recently applied for a job and as a pre interview they asked me to respond to about 20 questions/problems about web design. I had no issues with any of them execpt one. Below I listed the exact question and code they sent me. There was no other information provided. I just don't see the exact problem with the code. I have an idea or two but I wanted to see some other peoples opinions.

    Here is the code and question exactly has they stated it:


    What is wrong with this html code?

    <div align="right"><a href="http://email.testsite.com/servlet/cc6?pOQSCRRDQqTVLKKpLkiHgnxPHohhQJhuVaVBVJhglHJlXp KVSYSAWBAA"><img alt="book_early_and_save" border="0" src="http://media.testsite.com/copper/email/Copper%20Wire/sidepromo-springbreak.jpg" ></a></div>

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    A variety of things, but it's all opinion. I see nothing invalid about it as long as you're using an ancient doctype.

    If it was me, I'd mention:
    • It's atrociously unsemantic; the <div> means nothing, the <img /> isn't used for accompanying text, and "align" and "border" are purely presentational elements.
    • The <img /> isn't self-closing, which technically is just fine in HTML but not XHTML.
    • The "alt" text for the image is supposed to be human-readable, not underscore-delimited like that.
    • The URLs imply it might be used in an e-mail, and most e-mail clients won't show external images by default.
    • A space is used in one of the URLs, which is something to always avoid

    What's an example of some other questions they asked you?

    edit: it's an incredibly stupid question, by the way. There's no context to it. If you did get the job, I bet the code they produce is terrible.

    One of my responsibilities at my job is to interview potential new hires and I often ask no-right-or-wrong questions, but even that kind of question should still drive at exposing the candidate's knowledge and problem-solving.
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