Misconception: Students may write code in HTML and CSS that contains many errors yet still renders correctly, leaving them with faulty understandings of concepts and acceptable code.

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  • Because the students receive positive feedback in the form of a correctly rendered webpage, these errors remain unresolved and become difficult to overcome as time goes on.
    • It is important evaluate student code beyond rendering correctly in order to identify and begin to correct a student’s faulty understandings.
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"Towards a Taxonomy of Errors in HTML and CSS" by Thomas Park, Ankur Saxena, Swathi Jagannath, Susan Wiedenbeck, and Andrea Forte.