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From Caveat Lector

I emailed her my blog URL. The nice thing about this is that next time we won’t have to waste all the tedious time it takes to

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W3C Vanishes up own arsehole.

As Mark Pilgrim reports, the XHTML 2 Draft Spec was released today. It’s a dull thing to read, and so I’ll summarise:

You know all that stuff about accessibility, and the amount of work that decent web developers put into making sure you can read the site in older browsers? Yeah? W3C doesn’t. They’ve deprecated the img tag, lost br, and *anything* is now allowed to have a href tag, and be a link. The first will break every web page ever, the second has some justification (…but until CSS is better implemented screws everyone over…) and the third means they might as well have deprecated the anchor tag as well. The new List Navigation type may be useful from a semantic point of view, and the XML-based XForms (Forms are deprecated in favour of the XForms spec) are going to break all current web forms (Because they return data in XML format. God knows how).

Go read what Mark linked to, but basically I feel that the W3C have, by their stated position of abandoning backwards compatibility in the standard, lost any authority over it they have a right to. It’s just broken

So Aquarionics remains HTML 4 compliant

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Comprehend.

Janis Ian’s Napster Thing, Article Three: Fallout.

Read. Understand. Send to the record companies.

Via pol on #afp

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Rules

Project Nomical.

The very name strikes fear into the hearts of the sane. Nomical is a defined standard for the transfer of appointments and related information. More precisly, it will also become the implimentation of said standard which can be accessable via a webservices interface (Soap, RSS) as well as the more traditional client/server model. It currently consists of a document that talks about giant robots at one stage, a draft of a A licence for standards and a database structure. Oh, and a draft of a DTD.

This is the reason for lack of entries 🙂

Quite apart from the fact I’ve been fixing a bug in Epistula which allows modification of the database by malformed URLs. *ahem* Moron.

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Crypicology

Yes there are things I’m not talking about.

Yes, it’s because I’m withholding my opinion from you.

Yes, it’s because every single time I venture forth such an opinion the entire world goes on the defensive again.

No, you don’t realise how much it annoys me that I can’t even vent forth on my own fucking diary.

Yes, I did vow to stop swearing on Aquarionics.

No, I don’t really care. It’s just a word.

Are there things I want to say to people? Yes. Will I do so? No, because it isn’t worth the agravation, although another couple of steps and I’m going to be forced to talk even if it destroys friendships. I’m attempting to save this particular rant until I’m back on the upwards loop of the depresive cycle thing.

Who are those questions pointed at? It doesn’t really matter. If you think they apply to you, go forth and apply them as if they were. Though you’re probably wrong. Oh, and it appears people arn’t talking to me, though I’m not sure why.

Of course, all this may be paranoia. Both on your part, and on mine.

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