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  • I didn’t know people still created such horrid table-in-table-in-table relics.

    Well, originally I went in there to fix up the download link – by setting the a tag’s style to display:block, you can make the clickable area be an entire rectangle instead of just the link text (except in IE6 anyway). That is always a nice touch for button-like elements.

    But then I stumbled into a horrible table mess… it’s amazing how awful the markup for a simple page like this can be made. (And to be clear, your submission was not nearly the worst I’ve seen.)

    Anyway, I cleaned it up. I also applied my “large clickable area tweak.” And made a minor typographical improvement along the way. The result renders precisely the same in Firefox 2 and only has a few minor differences in the placement of things in Opera 9. I can’t test IE, I’m afraid.

    Here you go:

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "">
    <title>Strawberry Perl</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    body {
        background-color: #fff;
        color: #111;
        font-family: Georgia, "Times New Roman", Times, serif;
    a {
        color: #000;
        text-decoration: none;
    h1 {
        font-family: Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
        font-size: 38px;
        margin: 1em 0;
    p {
        font-size: 23px;
    ul {
        margin: 4.45em 0 0 100px;
        padding: 0;
    li {
        list-style-type: none;
        font-size: 18px;
        margin: 1em 0;
        padding: 0;
    #wrapper {
        width: 508px;
        height: 600px;
        position: absolute;
        top: 73px;
        left: 50%;
        margin-left: -490px;
        padding-left: 472px;
        background-image: url(128291_6321.jpg);
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
    #download {
        display: block;
        margin-top: 3.6em;
        float: right;
        border: 2px solid #900;
        background-color: #fcc;
        padding: 5px;
        font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    #download b {
        color: #900;
        text-decoration: underline;


    <div id="wrapper">

    <h1>Complete Platform Equality</h1>

    <p>Strawberry Perl 5.10.0. Arriving November 2007.</p>

        <li>No more binary packages.</li>
        <li>No other installation required.</li>
        <li>Just a complete 100% CPAN capable Perl for<br>
        your Windows&reg; computer that&rsquo;s exactly the<br>
        same as Perl everywhere else.</li>

        <a href=" pha-2.exe" id="download">
            <b>Download Strawberry Perl 5.8.8 Alpha 2</b><br>
            (Win2k/XP/Vista, English, 24MB)



    If you copy-paste, beware: Slashcode has inserted a blank in the download URL to make it wrappable.