HTML5 fragmentation: WHATWG and W3C mishap

Posted on 21st July 2012 in HTML5, Open Standards | No Comments »

In the past days the fragmentation of web technologies was mainly caused by the corporate interests and while it has gone nowhere, it has shown some considerable improvement over the past years (see IE dumping CSS hacks or IE8 to pass Acid2 from 2008). Nevertheless, what we’re witnessing today, is of a different kind. Two main open standards bodies involved in HTML5 development, WHATWG and W3C, are struggling to find the common ground.
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Replacement for deprecated OL/LI start/value HTML attributes

Posted on 7th September 2009 in CSS, Open Standards | 2 Comments »

As by the HTML 4.01 specification, all attribute definitions of lists, such as ordered lists and unordered lists, are deprecated, meaning that you can’t make a list purely in HTML that would skip some numbers, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 5 skipping 4. Previously you could use start or value attribute to set a value for the list item. Now, as the attributes have became deprecated, any self-respecting coder would expect CSS to kick in with the alternative. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Read the rest of this entry »

Testing standards compliance of Microsoft Outlook 2007

Posted on 28th November 2008 in Open Standards | 1 Comment »

A notorious subject in whole, all W3C-capable newsletter coders must be familiar with Outlook support for open standards. To make it short, it looks like the bubble of Microsoft’s long-praised work towards standards compliance is threatening to burst. Read the rest of this entry »

Internet Explorer dumping CSS hacks to comply with standards

Posted on 18th October 2008 in Browsers, Open Standards | 6 Comments »

Years ago, for Internet Explorer 5, Microsoft took a shortcut to ‘extended CSS support’ that they called the Dynamic Properties. Despite the fancy name it had nothing to do with W3C Cascading Style Sheet standards nor was it available cross-platform. Now, as the software giant has realized the impact of open standards, they are giving up on these non-standard developments. Read the rest of this entry »

Internet Explorer 8 to pass Acid2

Posted on 23rd January 2008 in Browsers, Open Standards | No Comments »

Good news for the developers – IE8 will pass Acid2, a test case, written to help browser vendors ensure proper support for web standards.
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WebKit adds getElementsByClassName

Posted on 22nd December 2007 in Browsers, Open Source Software, Open Standards | 2 Comments »

WebKit now natively supports getElementsByClassName, one of the most requested functions by JavaScript programmers. Read the rest of this entry »

CSS transitions

Posted on 7th November 2007 in CSS, Open Standards | 19 Comments »

WebKit has introduced another great feature – CSS animation. It is simply amazing what you can do with CSS transitions combined with CSS transforms.
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Benefits of tableless design

Posted on 31st October 2007 in CSS, Open Standards | 3 Comments »

To emphasize greater use of Cascading Style Sheets — there are few very good reasons to dump endless HTML table structures in favour of CSS.
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CSS3 transforms in WebKit

Posted on 27th October 2007 in CSS, Open Standards | 7 Comments »

In addition to Web Fonts recently introduced in WebKit, there’s now a rudimentary support for CSS transforms as well. As of now you can scale, rotate, skew and translate the boxes in the latest nightly of WebKit.
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WebKit is leading the run for CSS3

Posted on 12th October 2007 in Browsers, CSS, Open Standards | 11 Comments »

Despite Mozilla’s enormous effort to Firefox, WebKit developers have proven their Acid2 compatible framework is flexible enough for the Safari’s latest success to prevail. Newest CSS3 developments show off.
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