Saturday, October 11th, 2008
In Mark’s eighth roundup of HTML 5 land, he delves into the merging of Web Forms 2, which gives us fun things like:
- input type=”email”
- input type=”url”
- inpu type=”number”
- input type=”range”
- input type=”date”
- input type=”time”
- input type=”datetime”
- input type=”week”
- input type=”month”
Then Mark discusses input type=”search”:
And, he finishes with some interesting posts:
- Following up on last week’s article on clickjacking, the security researcher who discovered (and named) it has posted details of his discovery. Short version: it’s even worse than we thought, but vendors are working on it. Here’s a proof-of-concept against Adobe Flash that, quite literally, spys on you (via your webcam) without the usual warning dialogs; here’s Adobe’s response. NoScript now offers enhanced protection against some clickjacking attack vectors.
- Anne van Kesteren gives an update on IE 8’s support for HTML 5 and other emerging standards.
- Matt Ryall has a good article on HTML 5, headings and sections, which documents the differences between HTML 4 and 5’s header elements. My personal opinion: I once wrote a 500 page book in Docbook, a non-HTML markup language for technical writers. Docbook 3 had separate elements for
<sect3>, &c, and it was a massive pain in the ass to cut-and-paste sections, or try to reuse them in different documents. Docbook 4 added a generic
<section>element which can be nested indefinitely, and all those problems went away. Lots of web authors copy-and-paste HTML markup; anything that helps that “just work” is a good thing.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:43 am