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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.


Oct
17
comment Is it a problem to have different styles of HTML coding within team?
@ErikReppen, your comment looks like your answer rather than a comment on mine. Anyway, it is not consistent: you cannot be minimal and stylistically consistent at the same time. The attribute class=foo is minimal, but not consistent with class="foo bar" (or class='foo bar'), where the quotation marks are required.
Oct
10
comment Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?
This is not a discussion forum but a Q/A site. You can enhance your own answer if you think your have additional arguments to support it. But you seem to have confused Courier with Courier New, to begin with.
Oct
10
comment Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?
Whatever the US legislation and its interpretation might be, using a downloadable font on the Web means using it worldwide, so the laws of all countries apply. And in most countries, all creative works, including fonts, are automatically protected by copyright.
Oct
10
answered Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?
Oct
10
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Oct
10
comment Can I use a @font-face of “Courier New”?
Wikipedia is here, as so often, unreliable or even bogus. Copyright applies automatically.
Oct
2
comment How to cross-reference many character encodings with ASCII OR UTFx?
What is the question? There is a vague description of “concepts” related to “customized auto-detection of character encoding”, but no real problem description. You cannot really expect to design such auto-detection without a solid understanding of character encodings and their great variation (including the fact that not all encodings use a single byte per character, as the question seems to imply).
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?
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26
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15
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