A moment of reflection

By crisp on Thursday 4 November 2010 23:26 - Comments (25)
Category: HTML5, Views: 8.532

My editor just crashed with some unsaved data, 15 minutes of coding gone. Now it's time to stop cursing, take a deep breath and use a moment to reflect.

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HTML5: the war on the mandatory 'alt'

By crisp on Sunday 4 May 2008 01:28 - Comments (12)
Category: HTML5, Views: 14.254

I don't think there is one subject that has had so many attention on the html-public mailinglist as the alt-attribute for the IMG-element. It's a regular warzone with the pragmatic on one side and the accessibilitas on the other. Main question is: should (a small part of) accesibility requirements be forced by means of a machine-checkable syntax-addition in the HTML5 specification?

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The road to HTML5: conformance of HTML4 documents

By crisp on Sunday 3 February 2008 23:37 - Comments (3)
Categories: HTML5, Tweakers.net, Views: 10.430

Recently I ran the Tweakers.net frontpage through the (experimental) HTML5 validator (by Henri Sivonen) to see how well we are being forwards-compatible. The result wasn't too bad, just 13 errors.

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Using the HTML5 doctype prematurely "considered harmful"

By crisp on Sunday 27 January 2008 16:13 - Comments (3)
Categories: Browsers, HTML5, Internet, Views: 13.731

There has been a lot of fuss around Microsoft's ludicrous idea of freezing IE into IE7's quirksmode rendering for the (un)foreseeable future unless you specify some proprietary meta-tag in all your documents. There was however a tiny shimmer of good faith in this huge anti-competitive move when Chris Wilson, MSIE's productmanager, offered that this lock-in might not affect documents using some new doctype or mimetype that is currently unsupported by IE.

By the way, the "considered harmful" in the title is intentional even though it has been abused as a populistic phrase throughout the years: it seems fitting since no one less than Eric Meyer once wrote an essay on the subject of why "considered harmful" can be considered harmful by itself ;)

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