Monday, May 11th, 2009

Hixie discusses the addition of HTML5 “microdata”

Category: HTML, Standards

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Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:13 am

2.2 rating from 33 votes

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Birth of the datagrid element in HTML 5

Category: HTML, Standards

Mark Pilgrim has nicely discussed the new HTML 5 datagrid element on his latest This Week in HTML 5: In the datagrid data model, data is structured as a set of rows representing a tree, each row being split into a number of columns. The columns are always present in the data model, although individual Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:26 am

4.5 rating from 29 votes

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

More Web Workers in Action

Category: HTML, Standards

Another day, another Paul Rouget HTML 5 demo :) This time he does something fun with Web Workers to allow you to see the difference that you can get when you use them. His latest simulation has him implementing Simulated Annealing (in video) which is useful for finding the shortest path between several points in Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:14 am
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3.9 rating from 21 votes

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Shrinking HTML5

Category: HTML, Standards

Anne van Kesteren has posted on the specs that are moving out of the large HTML5 mega spec, and into their own little ditties: The current state of things is that the following editor drafts are separated out from HTML5: Server-Sent Events: Defines the EventSource API. Web Storage: Defines the database, session, and persistent storage Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:57 am
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3.3 rating from 9 votes

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Apple’s CSS and SVG work starts to make it to W3C

Category: Apple, CSS, Standards, SVG, W3C

On Friday, the SVG and CSS working groups of the W3C published the first working drafts of Apple’s proposed graphics and styling extensions: The CSS and SVG Working Groups delivered today five new specifications for public review, aimed at enabling more compelling content creation with open Web technologies. The five drafts are: SVG Transforms 1.0, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:04 am

4.5 rating from 26 votes

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

All for one, and one for all

Category: HTML, Standards

Philippe Le Hegaret has created an uber-demo that puts a bunch of new technology into one HTML document. View source that puppy to see html video with DFXP captions, SVG, MathML, RDF, CSS goodness, and much much more. I can’t admit to caring as much about the XHTML 5 support that Sam talks about ;)

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:12 am

2.8 rating from 9 votes

Friday, March 20th, 2009

HTML 5 section is not just a “semantic div”

Category: Standards

James Graham of Opera has a post about how section is not just a semantic div that argues against the folks that think that we can get by with just div class=”section” for example: HTML 5 introduces new elements like <section>, <article> and <footer> for structuring the content in your webpages. They can be employed Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:48 am

4 rating from 21 votes

Friday, March 6th, 2009

CSS3 Fun Tests and Hackz

Category: CSS, Standards

What would you get if you have a sample that used the following CSS3 features: border-radius* text-shadow box-shadow* column-width* column-gap* column-rule* @font-face border-color* This, if you are viewing in FF3.1+: All via: < View plain text > HTML <style type="text/css" media="screen">     @font-face {         font-family: Delicious;         Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:59 am
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3 rating from 7 votes

The Road to HTML 5: spellchecking and contentEdible

Category: HTML, Standards

I am sorry, but I can’t help but write contentEdible for some reason :) Mark Pilgrim has been pushing forward with his series on HTML 5, and recently has a couple of interesting dives: Spellchecking The feature of the day is spell checking, by which I mean client-side in-browser checking of text in standard <textarea> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

2.8 rating from 18 votes

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

When can I use a given Web feature?

Category: Browsers, HTML, Standards

When can I use… is a nice site that Brad Neuberg mentioned which does something that we have been looking to do. It gives compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and others. Great stuff!

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:28 pm

4.2 rating from 28 votes

Friday, February 6th, 2009

document.getElementById(“check1”).indeterminate = true; Now shipping in Firefox Trunk

Category: Firefox, HTML, Mozilla, Standards

Michael Ventnor posted about his implementation of the indeterminate state that is specified in HTML5 for checkboxes and radio buttons: If you do any web development, chances are you know checkboxes and radio buttons can have two states: checked and unchecked. But in the case of checkboxes, you may want to indicate to the user Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:40 am

3.3 rating from 28 votes

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

HTML5 Features in latest iPhone; Application Cache and Database

Category: Database, HTML, iPhone, Mobile, Standards

Brad Neuberg told me about two cool additions to the iPhone that now use HTML5 features: Safari JavaScript Database Programming The HTML 5 specification provides a new mechanism for client-side data storage: JavaScript database support. HTML 5 is currently in development by the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG). JavaScript database support is available Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:31 am

3.9 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

HTML 5: Integrating HTTP authentication with HTML forms

Category: HTML, Standards

Mark Pilgrim has a new This Week in HTML 5 that features a bit new proposal for integrating HTTP authentication with HTML forms. A common use for forms is user authentication. To indicate that an HTTP URL requires authentication through such a form before use, the HTTP 401 response code with a WWW-Authenticate challenge “HTML” Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:54 am

3.7 rating from 19 votes

Monday, November 17th, 2008

State of the Open Web Talk

Category: Conferences, Google, Standards

I recently gave a State of the Open Web talk as part of the Google Developer Days overseas, in Italy, Russia, the Czech Republic, and Israel (I’m getting over a 10-hour jet lag right now – whew). The talk description: “Come learn about the state of the Open Web, what it is, and why it Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 8:00 am

3.6 rating from 21 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

4.2 rating from 22 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

2.7 rating from 24 votes