Sometimes it’s not obvious how a document is being interpreted by a web browser. For instance, you might write some XHTML 1.1, but the browser actually interprets it as HTML 4. You may be expecting the browser to be using Standards Mode (recommended), but it might actually be using Quirks Mode because you missed the DOCTYPE statement. I’ll periodically update this blog entry to keep track of how to do this stuff in a variety of browsers. Read the rest of this entry …

§360 · April 19, 2007 · Firefox, JavaScript, Microsoft, Opera, Software, Technology, Tips, Web · Comments Off on Knowing What The Browser Is Doing ·


Here’s a mess of notes from the World Of SVG that you might find exciting (I certainly did!) Read the rest of this entry …

§359 · April 18, 2007 · Google, QuickLinks, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments ·


There’s a lot going on in the HTML Working Group mailing list right now about opt-in mechanisms for HTML5, discussions with smart people like Chris Wilson (co-chair and Microsoft IE champion) and Ian Hickson (WHATWG champion). I’ve going to sidestep the polemics for now – I’ve been trying to distill my own thoughts on that big debate, but things are still swirling around in my head because I’m still learning about the history of HTML, quirks mode, standards mode, DOCTYPEs, etc. Instead, I’m just going to write a (hopefully) quick entry on something I just figured out today. Read the rest of this entry …

§357 · April 17, 2007 · Microsoft, Software, Technology, Tips, Web, XML · 4 comments ·


Here are a bunch of quick blurbs I thought might be of interest. Read the rest of this entry …

§356 · April 11, 2007 · Life, Linux, Microsoft, QuickLinks, Software, Technology, Video · 2 comments ·


Why does my blog/website look different? Go learn about Naked Day

§355 · April 5, 2007 · Software, Technology, Web · Comments Off on It’s Naked Day Again! ·