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I’m an author and a consultant who specializes in character codes, localization, web authoring, accessibility, and typography. Author of Unicode Explained and Going Global with JavaScript and Globalize.js.


Sep
7
answered Why does “charset” really mean “encoding” in common usage?
Sep
5
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
5
comment Why are the <b> and <i> tags deprecated?
@Tsasken, the question was why b and i got “deprecated”, not how they differ from something else.
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
4
comment Why are the <b> and <i> tags deprecated?
I agree with the suitability of b and i in mathematical (and physical) contexts, but such usage is not mentioned in HTML5 drafts. When I raised this question, it was seriously responded that the Unicode special characters (mathematical bold letters and mathematical italic letters) be used instead!
Sep
4
answered Why are the <b> and <i> tags deprecated?
Jul
28
comment Why are there so many CSS properties which are essentially the same?
There are no attributes in CSS. (There are attribute selectors, but that’s a different issue.) What you are trying to ask is just “why are there vendor-prefixed versions for CSS properties?” This is a broad question and partly a matter of opinions. In particular, user-select was once part of a working draft, now withdrawn, so what you are seeing is just browser-specific properties with no definitions beyond those that each vendor might provide (in some format, usually in informal and inexact language).
May
12
comment Standardized Programming Languages
Languages do not implement languages.
May
12
comment Standardized Programming Languages
I read the title of the standard mentioned. To get help with what you are looking for, consider explaining what you are looking for. From the comments, it seems that it is very different from what you asked. I find it somewhat absurd to ask whether there are languages that implement a specific standard for a programming language.
May
12
comment Standardized Programming Languages
@ThreaT, that’s a standard for a specific language, “M”, also known as “MUMPS”. There is no hint of the type of programming languages that you are interested in.
May
12
revised Standardized Programming Languages
Typo fix.
May
12
comment Standardized Programming Languages
@dave_thompson_085, right, thanks, corrected.
May
12
revised Standardized Programming Languages
As per comment.
May
11
answered Standardized Programming Languages
Feb
9
awarded  Yearling
Jan
22
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
20
answered Should I convert the whole project to UTF-8?
Jan
17
comment Will it be a wrong idea to have <style> in <body>?
And this does not answer the question.
Jan
17
comment Will it be a wrong idea to have <style> in <body>?
The w3schools site should not be cited as a reference, or at all; see w3fools.com