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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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Specs Technology

Why read about it when you can play

Earlier today I got into a friendly discussion and debate on Twitter about a new web site called¬†W3Fools. The site bills itself as a “W3Schools intervention”, and the purpose is to wake developers up to the fact that W3School tutorials can, and do, have errors. The problem with a site like W3Fools, I said (using […]

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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 […]