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Mar
15
comment Is there accepted decimal-based Unicode notation for technical audiences?
It’s unclear what you are asking. “Technical audiences” cannot be expected to know all the possible programming languages, so what would it help (in an unspecified problem) to know that some exotic language has a notation? In a comment, you are saying that the motivation is manual conversion of “XML entities” (apparently, decimal character references), but that’s really a third question (and it’s unclear why you would do such things manually).
Feb
27
comment Semantics of heading levels in multiple sections in HTML5
By the topic, this would belong to StackOverflow. But this is a primarily opinion-based, semantic hair-splitting question. The only technical aspect is really that the “outline algorithm” and the idea of treating h1 as being at different levels according to nesting is purely theoretical, not implemented in browsers or other software.
Feb
6
comment Is Doctype needed for HTML5 documents
The HTML5 specification clearly and noticeably says that it defines two syntaxes for HTML5, one based on original HTML and one fully conforming to XML. What you quote does not answer the question, since it applies to one of the syntaxes only.
Feb
5
comment Is Doctype needed for HTML5 documents
This is the complete answer if “is needed” is interpreted as “is required by specifications”. It could also be interpreted as referring to practical effects. In that case, the answer would be that a doctype string is needed in HTML syntax to put browsers to “standards mode”.
Feb
5
comment Is Doctype needed for HTML5 documents
The quoted part applies to HTML syntax only.
Feb
4
comment What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS
That answer is still just implicit, and what’s worse it’s just an opinion, and it tends to confuse more than help. It is not a correct answer to the question “what should I use instead of id selectors", because there is no correct answer; the question is flawed, based on false premises, assuming a linter to be correct in its instructions.
Feb
3
comment What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS
@EricKing, so “Don’t” doesn’t mean “Don’t”? You are quoting something as “justification”, but a) you don’t cite a source, b) it is yet another opinion, not justification. It suffices to see that that this linter issues opinionated “Don’ts”, which are simply wrong and make people waste their time in wondering what they mean. It is up to a linter to present its justifications loud and clear, not to its users to try to find rationales behind apparently irrational “don’ts”.
Feb
3
comment What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS
What this says is mostly true; it just does not answer the question asked, at all, so I wonder what the question really was since this was accept.
Feb
3
comment What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS
Class and id selectors have their roles; CSS has both of them for a reason. This answer quotes a messy argument that is not backed up with any facts or references. An id selector can be reused just like a class selector; it just has different role. The id selector is no less (and no more) “coupled with the HTML” than the class selector.
Feb
3
comment What to use instead of IDs in selectors in CSS
Anyone or any program who claims “don’t use IDs in selectors” or similar things (saying that some undeniably valid constructs are “bad”) should back that up with references or facts. If a linter said “don’t use letter ‘a’ in identifiers” and someone said it is bogus, would you downvote that statement and ask for references?
Nov
20
comment What is the HTML 4 DTD role in HTML5
@Joe.wang, validators use ad hoc code for dealing with HTML5. They use schema-based parsing.
Nov
20
comment What is the HTML 4 DTD role in HTML5
There are several features in HTML5 that prevent the construction of a DTD for it; see cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/html5-dtd.html for some notes.
Nov
19
comment Understand SGML and HTML
@JörgWMittag, the W3C validator is an not implementation of HTML at all; to the extent that it relates to SGML at all (as opposite to validating by XML rules or by HTML5 rules), it is simply a general SGML validator with very few HTML-specific add-hoc rules, but absolutely no attempt at implementing elements of HTML as defined in HTML specifications. Amaya does not implement HTML as an SGML application; try <em/foo/ in it to see this. There are have been claims about Emacs/W3 but no verifiable proof of its conformance (though it probably implements some SGML features).
Nov
6
comment Why don't replace HTML with JSON as base web design technology?
JSON is a data interchange format. It is a category error to compare it with HTML. If you intend to use HTML DOM concepts and identifiers, implying HTML definitions for them, you are just referring to the serialization of HTML (the syntax used to linearize elements to a string of text).
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
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!
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.