Ogg Theora Support in Opera 9.5

In Hâkon Wium Lie’s latest missive on Opera Labs he details Opera’s upcoming support for the element in HTML 5. He points out that it’s not much use without at least one defacto standard web video format (much like JPEG, GIF and PNG have become for the element. A preview release of Opera 9.5 includes […]

The Tao of HTML 5

On the 10th of June 1215, the a group of English barons invaded London and five days later forced King John to attach his seal to the Magna Carta in Runnymede, on the border of modern-day Sussex and Berkshire. (In those days it was customary to attach ones seal to an agreement rather than sign […]

Re: Views on XHTML 1.1 site

David Dorward wrote: Jukka K. Korpela wrote: But the W3C makes a big noise about it! See http://www.w3.org main page right now. They have created a working draft for XHTML 1.1 Second Edition. Which says that XHTML 1.1 SHOULD be served as text/html… and references a document which says it SHOULD NOT be served as […]

On Custom DTDs

Dylan Parry wrote: Of course, but validating against a custom, non-standards controlled DTD is a complete waste of time for HTML. That would be validation for validation’s sake. If you can’t validate against a recognised doctype then there is truly no point in attempting to create your own to cover your problems Using a custom […]

On Web Design

local wrote: Now I wonder how important cross-browser coding actually is. How many browsers do I have to test, which versions? I have two philosophies on this question. The first is the philosophy I apply when making my own website — I stick to the standards and let any browser that can't handle it be […]