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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 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 Specs

Microsoft’s proposed namespace distributed extensibility in HTML5

Per¬†Sam Ruby, Microsoft has submitted a¬†proposal for distributed extensibility in HTML5, which features the use of namespaces. The proposal uses reverse DNS names, but other than those ugly sons-of-bitches, it looks promising. There are some issues, including no support for innerHTML on namespaced elements, because they would end up defined as Element, not HTMLUnknownElement, but […]

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HTML

HTML4 is to markup

In an interview at WebScienceMan titled,¬†XHTML Users: Grow up!, the interviewee, Sitepoint’s Tommy Olsson answers a question as to whether he likes XHTML with,¬†Grow up! ūüôā Seriously, XHTML is long dead, due to a decade of horrible abuse. Not even the bleached bones remain.. Mr. Olsson believes that we should be using HTML 4, strict […]