Jukka K. Korpela

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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.


Aug
7
answered Why is a tooltip's attribute labelled 'title='?
Aug
7
comment Why is a tooltip's attribute labelled 'title='?
There is no documented connection between the title element and the title attribute, beyond the name. Regarding the reference in the comment, there was never any HTML 1.2 specification. The linked document is an Internet-draft that expired long ago.
Aug
7
comment Why is a tooltip's attribute labelled 'title='?
@KRyan, speech-based browsers may inform the user about the availability of extra information when they encounter a title attribute and read its value on user request.
Aug
1
answered Am I required to memorize coding in a work space or can I fall onto references to provide me edge to finishing my development?
Jun
13
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Jun
8
comment Why was strict parsing not chosen for HTML?
IE has actually lost quite a lot of its market share. But this probably has little if anything to do with strict parsing. IE, with its oddities, ruled the web long enough to force other browsers largely imitate its oddities, because so many pages would otherwise fall apart.
Jun
8
comment Why was strict parsing not chosen for HTML?
In the beginning, browsers were written hastily to deal with a markup language that wasn’t finalized and had no official specification – there were no strict parsing rules. (HTML 2.0, in 1995, was nominally SGML-based, but it was too late to have that actually implemented.)
Jun
7
answered Why was strict parsing not chosen for HTML?
Feb
26
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Feb
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Dec
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15
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Dec
15
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Dec
15
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Dec
15
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Dec
15
comment Should I write HTML or CSS first?
@Daniel, why would that be a problem? There are several ways to do layout in CSS. Some of the older ways do not let you rearrange elements freely, independently of their order in the HTML document. But e.g. absolute positioning lets you do that, and so does the CSS3 grid system (which is under development). If older layout tools are used, then indeed HTML document may need to be reorganized if ideas about layout change.
Dec
15
answered Should I write HTML or CSS first?
Oct
30
comment Custom HTML Tags: Are there any specifications stating a standard way to handle them?
@JimmyHoffa, I’m afraid it’s more complicated. Any future HTML version, or browser, may start treating <mycustomtag> as a defined tag, with specific semantic (different from yours) and default formatting. And HTML5 drafts look really obscure to me in this respect. They sort-of frown upon namespaces.
Oct
30
answered Custom HTML Tags: Are there any specifications stating a standard way to handle them?