I had heard the advice, but somehow I had not really looked at the actual results. I guess my referenced SVG clip art was causing a bit of a problem in feed readers as the images were only sized via external CSS (which feed readers do not bother picking up). Only after seeing the results of my referenced SVG objects in Planet Mars did I finally get around to doing something about it. Inline styles it is then, until I get around to embedding the images inline when syndicated). I hope this also fixes Opera’s handling of my clip art as well. Here is my WordPress quick tag which I use to add clip art to my site:

edButtons[edButtons.length] =
new edButton(‘ed_clipArt’\
,'<object type=”image/svg+xml” style=”float:right;width:6em;height:6em;clear:both;margin-left:10px” data=”‘

Since the majority of my images are right-floated, for now I don’t mind the occasional one in which I switch float:left for float:right and margin-right for margin-left…

§442 · March 25, 2008 · Life · 8 comments · Tags: ,

Since my feeds are now customized as part of my theme, I thought I’d take a look at some of the interesting things you can do. I knew that WordPress supports a variety of feeds at different levels (main feed, main comments feed, per-entry feed, per-category feed, etc).

What I was wondering was if there was a way to link each post in the feed to the comments feed of that story. This would allow a good feed reader to let people easily subscribe from the main feed to the conversation feed of a particular story where they have left a comment. Turns out it was fairly straightforward. Read the rest of this entry …

§434 · February 27, 2008 · Software, Technology, Web, XML · 1 comment · Tags: ,

I think XHTMLate should be pronounced “stimulate”. Anyway, here’s a list of WordPress bugs that I think are important for XHTML: Read the rest of this entry …

§432 · February 25, 2008 · Software, Technology, Web, XML · Comments Off on Stimulating WordPress · Tags: , ,

I’ve corrected some bugs, tweaked the theme in a few places to improve it – but I haven’t done anything major yet with the blog user interface, leaving it as a simple “stream of entries”. I’m trying to decide the things I should show and then I’ll work on how to present them. What are all the different ways people use blogs? Read the rest of this entry …

§427 · February 21, 2008 · Life, Software, Technology, Web · 10 comments · Tags:

I’ve been tinkering at a new theme for my website since the Christmas holidays and finally got around to flipping the switch this weekend. I decided to try my hand, for the first time, at real XHTML served as application/xhtml+xml but with PHP content negotiation to text/html for poor ol’ Internet Explorer. Read the rest of this entry …

§425 · February 18, 2008 · Firefox, Opera, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web, XML · 16 comments · Tags: , , ,