Posts in “web standards”

Undo in Webapps
28 July 2011
Undo/redo has long been lacking for web-based applications. But progress is being made in the form of a new draft specification, and you should check it out.
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Notes on Writing a Blog Tool from Scratch
31 January 2008
On planets, AtomPub client support, and pingbacks.
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Rendering Mode Switching Reloaded
22 January 2008
There's been quite a number of negative reactions to the recent announcement that the upcoming version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer will introduce a new way to switch between rendering modes. I personally think the proposal makes sense and is technically okay.
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Conditional Comments Considered More of a Hack Than CSS Hacks
22 June 2007
Many web developers these days eschew CSS filters in favor of conditional comments in their HTML pages. At least in part because the vendor producing pretty much the only browser these days that requires the use of this kind of brute force design technique has asked us all to stop using CSS “hacks”.
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The Web Forms Wars
19 February 2005
Pemberton blasted the scripting approach taken in Web Forms 2.0, saying it doesn't scale well, is harder to maintain, doesn't address industry requirements and use cases, and doesn't provide the ability to take snapshots of each step in a forms-based process for sensitive industrial or governmental applications.
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