Don’t Buy Into These “Trends” About removing html tags

I think it is a big mistake to remove the html tags from our websites. You can remove them, but what happens when someone uses a search engine that automatically inserts HTML tags? Those tags are going to be stripped out of your page, thus rendering your site useless to the user. What’s a user to do? I would just say “don’t do that.

Well, you could also just add a bunch of random javascript and code to your website, but then what? People won’t be able to read the actual content so they may choose to just click on some ads or maybe even just skim through the whole website.

I have a few suggestions. You might want to use a search engine that doesn’t strip out HTML tags and you may want to make sure your website is optimized for mobile users and for mobile search engines. You should also make a point to include images in your content. One thought would be to make a site with lots of images and videos and then just remove the HTML tags on the images/videos when they do not fit into the page.

That’s a great idea! I have no idea if it works, but then again I don’t have a website so I can’t test it out. But the main thought is to make sure that your website is optimized for mobile users and for search engines. Make sure to include images in your content, and make sure to include images that are mobile friendly.

I think its good advice to remove the HTML tags. The search engines will then be able to determine what the page actually is and will be less likely to penalize you for not including the tags.

I don’t know about you, but I think I have pretty clear what the tags are for. If I’m going to remove the tags, I would rather know precisely what they do. It could be that the tags are for things like the colors of the page, where images are, or even the layout of the page. I can imagine someone going to a page and thinking “Huh, I don’t really know what this page is about.

I know the tags can be confusing, but I think it’s pretty clear what that page is about. I know it might seem like a bad idea to remove the tags, but it’s pretty clear what the page is about, so why not remove the tags? Most people I know who are new to web development would be better served by this, than by removing a bunch of tags that are clearly not needed.

I tend to agree with that. The only problem I have with removing tags is when you have a page that says, “Hey, I’m going to be adding a new feature/functionality to this page, and I’m not sure exactly which tags should be removed.” I think that would be a good time to read the page you’re about to be adding tags to.

I’ve had that happen in the past, but now we have the ability to see the changes live in real-time, and we can quickly review them. This is a HUGE bonus for new developers like myself.

Unfortunately, it can sometimes make your code more difficult to maintain because the problem is not always clear in advance. It’s a very real problem and one that’s easy to overlook. By removing the tag you’re adding, you’re making it harder for your HTML or XML parser to deal with the tags you want to be removed, which can have a catastrophic effect on your site’s search ranking.

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