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HTML Specs

The HTML5 longdesc attribute is finally home again

I found out that the W3C had transitioned the HTML5 attribute @longdesc to Candidate Recommendation (CR) status from a tweet by John Foliot: And now, @longdesc is an official W3C Candidate Recommendation: http://t.co/DZ2wu1mYfc – I believe @shelleypowers owes me a beer ūüôā — John Foliot (@johnfoliot) August 2, 2014 Yes, I believe I do owe […]

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HTML

Any element can be replaced with something more relevant

I only check into the doings of the HTML WG at the W3C once a week. Most of my time is spent on my new book, Learning Node. Frankly, Node has been a refreshing change from the¬†smoky labyrinth¬†which is the HTML5 spec process. I’d check in with the Working Group less often, but I still […]

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HTML

If it had remained the irrelevant attribute

The latest round of discussions related to longdesc (yes, still) was triggered by a revert request from Laura Carlson: As you know the editor made changes to the hidden section [1]. This biases an open issue [2] as it directly implements a material change from a change proposal [3]. The Chairs specifically asked for justification […]

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HTML Specs SVG

This page isn’t valid…and who cares

I covered my recent experiments in using SVG in HTML in¬†SVG in HTML. I linked two different example pages with SVG inline in HTML:¬†one dependent on HTML5 parsing (Firefox nightly), the other¬†using the library, SVGWeb. There’s another difference between the two examples other than just their implementation. The first example, dependent on a browser parsing […]

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HTML Social Media

Google Wave, Twitter, and HTML WG

I rejoined the HTML WG. Again. The group has come up with a change procedure/process that I can support. There was confusion before about whether HTML WG members could issue formal objections, since supposedly we’re part of the group making the original decisions. The new procedure, though, reserves us the right to submit a Formal […]