Posts Tagged ‘w3c’

Microsoft Joins W3C SVG Working Group

Microsoft is joining the W3C SVG Working Group. Presumably that means there’s some interest in SVG for IE or Silverlight or both. I wonder what led to the change of heart. I pretty much wrote off any chance of SVG being mainstream in 2005 when Adobe bought Macromedia. Adobe was previously somewhat of a SVG […]

W3C On DTD Perversions

According to the W3C Systeam’s blog, there’s a lot of poorly designed software out there. It’s pretty rare that something has a legitimate need to pull down a DTD in order to work. They should never be requesting it on a very frequent basis. It’s a very cachable asset. The post includes some pretty impressive […]


A grreat FAQ on XHTML is available, and I encourage all fellow web developers to read up. I found a few interesting things: First read this: strong>Why is it allowed to send XHTML 1.0 documents as text/html? XHTML is an XML format; this means that strictly speaking it should be sent with an XML-related media […]

W3C Web Applications/Compound Documents

Daniel Glazman points out a new position paper Hixie (most likely) authored. Most interesting he concludes: I think this paper is going to face a fierce resistance… Personally I give my vote on most resistance to Microsoft. I’m curious what others think reading some of these. It’s really quite interesting. I’ve had a great time […]

Microsoft and Standards

Microsoft recently redesigned their website (at least their homepage). As you may know, they aren’t a big backer of standards. Look how well their page validates. This concludes this episode of Microsoft-doesn’t-care-about-technology. Validating as XHTML is even more fun. Apple isn’t perfect, but isn’t to bad either. This website is fine though 🙂 Go standards!

Owning the Internet

It’s becoming more and more common these days… ISO Codes Tim Berners-Lee wrote a nice little letter regarding a proposal for Licensing the use of ISO codes. I have to personally agree with Berners-Lee on this one. It’s getting a little rediculus what people claim ownership of. Can It trademark the word “internet”? Please? Verisign […]