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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

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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Technology

That’s just not right

Earlier, I found a PR release from the AVMA (American Veterinarian Medical Association) undermining Missouri’s Proposition B in favor of its “model bill”. In an associated video, the AVMA’s CEO, Dr. DeHaven, states that Proposition B¬†only¬†sets limits on the number of dogs that can be kept, when in actuality, Proposition B does more (DeHaven’s video)‚ÄĒmuch […]

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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 […]