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Even the Return of [time] Is a Painful Process

Last Monday I wrote about some recent changes to the WHATWG HTML5 draft spec (HTML5 kills [time], Resurrects [u]), which then lead to my post discussing how the process to adjust the HTML5 spec only serves to confuse developers (End of <time> Is Not Helping the Case for HTML5). Then…

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Tags: html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

Well, It’s about [time]

The decision to allow <time> back into the HTML5 fold has been made. Just like that, one element is restored. This recent dust-up still tells me that all the elements are always in peril. You can read the full decision in the email archives. This section of the email describing…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, W3C, whatwg

End of [time] Is Not Helping the Case for HTML5

Yesterday afternoon I posted a general overview of recent changes in HTML5, focusing on this weekend’s development over the removal of <time>: HTML5 kills <time>, Resurrects <u> I thought I was already a little late to the party, but apparently not so. With the start of the week people swung…

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Tags: accessibility, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

HTML5 kills <time>, Resurrects <u>

The HTML5 specification as managed by both W3C and WHATWG is an unfinished, incomplete specification that can change at any time. That isn’t a criticism, it’s just a statement of fact. It’s a fact often ignored by people and companies who choose to implement it and then cry foul when…

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Tags: accessibility, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

More on HTML5 as DHTML

Guns don’t kill people, the bullets do that (unless you pistol-whip someone to death, which means you probably ran out of bullets). Similarly HTML5, JavaScript, CSS and even Flash aren’t dangerous on their own, but in the wrong hands and with the wrong motives they can do harm. I wrote…

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Tags: Adobe, css, html, JavaScript, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

Are Patents Killing HTML5 Video?

You may recall from my post in February, WebM, H.264 Debate Still Going, that the H.264 video codec is considered patent-encumbered (which resulted in its dismissal from the HTML5 specification) and Google has argued that its own WebM / VP8 codec is made up of patents it owns, releasing it…

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Tags: Google, html, patents, rant, standards, video, W3C, whatwg

Don’t Let HTML5 Become the New DHTML

This photo represents some of the technologies (pint glasses) that HTML5 (t-shirt) is thought to encompass (drink). The horror of that concept is represented by the hands (defensive wounds coming).I had the pleasure of sharing some pints with Bruce Lawson and Chris Mills last week in London. While discussing what…

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Tags: css, Flash, fonts, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, RSS, standards, SVG, video, W3C, whatwg, WOFF

CSS 2.1 is Finally Final

It’s only been 13 years, but CSS version 2.1 is now officially a W3C Recommendation — essentially meaning the specification is final. Which of course means you are now all free to use it in your web pages. CSS2 became a W3C Recommendation on May 12, 1998, over 13 years…

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Tags: css, html, standards, W3C, whatwg

More on Image alt Requirement in HTML5

Nearly two weeks ago I wrote up a post outlining the W3C decision to no longer require the alt attribute on images in HTML5: Image alt Attributes Not Always Required in HTML5. I was genuinely surprised to see that was the most popular post on this blog and garnered the…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, W3C, WCAG, whatwg

Image alt Attributes Not Always Required in HTML5

It has long been accepted that the alt attribute of the <img> element, while not a perfect method to provide a text alternative to an image, is still a necessary attribute to provide at least some level of access to the image content for users who cannot see the image…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, W3C, WCAG, whatwg

More on the HTML5 Logo

There is so much buzz now and in the past week that it’s hard to pick out only a few items to address. I still have an opinion on just about everything going on with the spec, W3C, WHATWG, additional specs, the “pundits,” and many other things that could lead…

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Tags: css, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

W3C Clarifies HTML5 Logo Is for HTML Only

The W3C has rolled back its definition of what the new HTML5 logo represents: This logo represents HTML5, the cornerstone for modern Web applications. In case that isn’t clear, which it might not be, the FAQ gets far more specific on the inclusion of CSS3 in the logo definition (emphasis…

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Tags: css, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

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