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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Using HTML 5 postMessage

Category: HTML

One of the cool new features in HTML 5 is Cross Document Messaging. What makes this feature really nice is that all the next-generation browsers support it: Internet Explorer 8, Firefox 3, Opera 9, and Safari nightly. Facebook is already using this feature, for example, in order to support web-based instant messaging. Austin Chau put Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am
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3.3 rating from 14 votes

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

What’s not in HTML 5?

Category: HTML, Standards

In Mark’s latest installment of This Week in HTML 5 he delves into what ISN’T in the spec: It has been suggested (1, 2, 3, &c.) that HTML 5 is trying to bite off more than it can metaphorically chew. It is true that it is a large specification, and it might benefit from being Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:22 am
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4.2 rating from 22 votes

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Video and audio tags and cross origin access

Category: HTML

Thanks to Chris Double I saw the email thread on cross origin access to media files via the video and audio HTML 5 tags. Jonas Sicking does a great job at explaining the issue, and why we need to restrict access. This is going to take a lot of people by surprised. Most will assume Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:07 am
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3.1 rating from 15 votes

Friday, November 7th, 2008

What makes a Web application?

Category: HTML

Robert O’Callahan, someone I am proud to consider a colleague now, has written some thoughts on the essence of Web applications where he discusses what makes a webapp at its core. As browsers continue to tie closer to desktop services via new APIs, great single-site browser apps, and the use of Web technology on the Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:38 am
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2.8 rating from 14 votes

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

HTML 5: The Section Element

Category: HTML, Standards

Mark Pilgrim kicked off a series of posts that keep track of the goings on in HTML 5, and has now created the first article in a new series: The Road to HTML 5 – Episode 1: the section element. The Road to HTML 5 will go into detail on a particular feature of HTML Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:31 am
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2.7 rating from 24 votes

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Kaazing Gateway: HTML 5 WebSock Server Released

Category: Comet, HTML

Kaazing has released Kaazing Gateway, an open source HTML 5 WebSocket Server. The HTML 5 WebSocket specification is a standard that attempts to simplify much of the complexity around achieving bi-directional communications between browsers and servers. The specification provides a simple JavaScript interface that enables developers to open a full-duplex socket connection and connect directly Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am
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4.6 rating from 83 votes

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Firefox 3.1 to support HTML 5 video and audio

Category: Firefox, HTML

Firefox 3.1 now includes support for the HTML 5 video and audio tags. A nice new article just went up on using these on the Mozilla Developer portal. Firefox 3.1 currently supports the Ogg format, but other formats are being discussed for future support. Here’s an example use from the documentation: < View plain text Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Friday, October 24th, 2008

A Peek Inside the W3C

Category: HTML, W3C

I’ve long believed that the Ajax/JavaScript communities and the W3C should communicate more and have more awareness of what both camps are doing so we can work together better and get things done. In light of this, here are some updates on a special W3C meeting that is taking place right now. From October 20th Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 9:00 am
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This Week in HTML 5: Offline and Video

Category: HTML

Hot off the presses is a fresh “What’s Week in HTML 5”, Episode 10, post from Mark Pilgrim: The big news this week is offline caching. This has been in HTML 5 for a while, but this week Ian Hickson caught up with his email and integrated all outstanding feedback. He summarizes the changes: Made Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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3.6 rating from 8 votes

Saturday, October 11th, 2008

This Week in HTML 5: Web Forms 2, Search, and more

Category: HTML

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”: Andy Lyttle wants to standardize one particular feature of Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:43 am
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This Week in HTML 5: Clickjacking

Category: HTML, Standards

Mark Pilgrim, in his latest episode on This Week in HTML 5, got into an interesting topic indeed: clickjacking. The big news this week is the disclosure of a vulnerability that researchers have dubbed “clickjacking.” To understand it, start with Giorgio Maone’s post, Clickjacking and NoScript. Giorgio is the author of the popular NoScript extension Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:47 am
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3.5 rating from 11 votes

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

HTML 5: Ian Hickson showing you features in browsers today!

Category: Browsers, HTML, Standards

Ian Hickson gave a great presentation at Google where he just sat down, opened up Emacs, and started to build demos on the fly that use HTML 5 features. His goal was to use browsers available today (albeit nightlies and such for some of them) to show progress…. so no future tense! You can watch Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:25 am
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Thursday, September 25th, 2008

input type=camera to give us a simple way to integrate to Webcams

Category: Browsers, Component, Firefox, HTML, Mozilla

There are a substantial number of iPhone apps that tie into the builtin native components such as the camera. Brad Lassey has been hacking on Fennec (the Mozilla mobile browser) as well as Firefox itself to integrate with camera phones and Webcams alike: I wrapped a video tag, image and a few buttons in xbl Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am
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2.3 rating from 80 votes

HTML Whitelist: Sanitize your markup

Category: HTML, Security

HTML Whitelist is the latest in the “cool little Python Web service thrown up on App Engine” by my good colleague DeWitt Clinton. It does one thing, and it does it well. You can pass the service HTML and it will return a sanitized version. For example: < View plain text > HTML // original Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:54 am
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3.2 rating from 17 votes

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

HTML 5: Welcome WebForms and more

Category: HTML, Standards

In Mark Pilgrim’s HTML 5 roundup he shares with us the big news: … the merging of the Web Forms 2 specification into the HTML 5 specification, and updating it with the collected feedback of the last two years. form [r2142] fieldset [r2143] input [r2144] button [r2145] label [r2146] select [r2148] datalist [r2150] optgroup [r2151] Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:07 am
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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Adding Custom Tags To Internet Explorer, The Official Way

Category: Browsers, HTML, IE

There have been some clever tricks to create new custom tags in Internet Explorer, such as the createElement trick. However, I never realized that Internet Explorer itself provides a facility to define new tags in the markup and have them styled, since Internet Explorer 5! Some details from the MSDN documentation on this feature, titled Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 1:30 pm
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2.6 rating from 27 votes