Archive for November, 2005

Appendix C, why hast thou forsaken me?

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Is there really no way to include an ampersand in inline CSS intended for both true XHTML and Appendix C HTML tag soup?

Feedster Top 500: well, that’s some better I guess

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

I would not pay attention to any list of top weblogs that would have me as a listee.


Monday, November 21st, 2005

Having previously ganked Matt’s Asides for MT, I’ve now just dropped in the original, but I haven’t figured out how to have the front page show ten posts or sections of Shorts, rather than just ten Shorts when I drop in a bunch, or how to manage them in the feed (maybe by excluding them […]

RSS, SSE, let’s call the whole thing off

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Why yes, it is Everybody Gets Skewered Day. Just like every day, Skippy. Maybe I’ll make “carping” my default category. Microsoft announced their RSS-SSE-WTF? extension this morning. I was going to go over it in depth, paying special attention to the fact that this is the third time in a row that they’ve embraced and […]

No, ask what Bloglines can do to you

Monday, November 21st, 2005

Bloglines fails to remove event handling attributes from feed items, leaving you vulnerable to any sort of attack, and apparently doesn’t care in the least. In my opinion, that makes them unusable.

Would you buy a used website from this company?

Monday, November 21st, 2005

If your best advice for me is meta tags, I’ve got a ticket to this century I’ll sell you cheap.

Know anything about Word(form|Press) and PHP 4.4.1?

Monday, November 21st, 2005

If you just happen to be an expert in PHP releases, or be the one who compiles PHP for Hosting Matters, please unbreak my friend. Thanks.

Keeping your eye on the correct walnut

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Talking about well-formedness is fine, except when you are talking about a part of the process of acquiring an XML document, parsing it, and presenting the results, where well-formedness either doesn’t apply, or doesn’t apply in the way you say it does.

The checkered history of @rel

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

If you want to argue that HTML rel attributes, especially rel=”alternate”, have some particular and precise meaning, first you have to hand-wave away pretty much their entire history, and most of the spec.

And back, and back, and back

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Too many stories about how nice it is to take your broken Apple products to the Apple store for replacement makes me wonder whether their stuff is right for someone who would have to drive six hours to get to an Apple store.