[WSG] future standards

2007-06-21 Thread Alan Trick
slowness to come out with workable specs (XHTML 2 anyone?). There has only been a very small advance in web technology in the last few years I've been in the industry. The WHATWG seems to be taking up the torch well. I hope the W3C can get in on it though. Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] Triggering POSTs with links?

2007-06-20 Thread Alan Trick
I don't know if this is important to you, but you should really use GET, not POST. POST is supposed to be used when you're actually doing something to a page like submitting data. There, you're just getting a form. See http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec9.html Alan Trick Richard

RE: [WSG] New logo scheme was talking points for standards

2005-12-07 Thread Alan Trick
I was just thinking about that and I don't think google.com (or for that matter - anything that company creates) would manage to get more than 1 star. On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 12:00 +1100, Peter Williams wrote: From: Herrod, Lisa Who really pays attention to the badges? Are the badges

Re: [WSG] getElementById() always returns null

2005-12-05 Thread Alan Trick
though is that if you try to assign an element to a variable with the same name as that elements id, IE will fail to assign the element (the variable will still be null) and it may give a really cryptic complaint later on if you try to use it again. Alan Trick On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 00:58 +, Chris

Re: [WSG] getElementById() always returns null

2005-12-05 Thread Alan Trick
Nevermind, ignore what I said, Bert is right. Although IE may misbehave as well, it seems pretty inconsitent and buggy. On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 09:21 +0800, Bert Doorn wrote: G'day I was having some trouble finding out why, whenever I call for document.getElementById(id), it returns null

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards

2005-12-04 Thread Alan Trick
I'm going to have to go with Lachlan on this one. IE has as much support for XHTML as it does for application/foo-bar. If I serve my application/foo-bar as text/plain, IE will display the page as plain text. If it 'looks' correct that is only a coincidence. More importantly IE's HTML parser is

Re: [WSG] Konquerer becomes the 2nd browser to pass Acid2

2005-12-01 Thread Alan Trick
it as well. Alan Trick On Thu, 2005-12-01 at 12:45 +1000, Jason Foss wrote: Safari was the first wasn't it? Hope a Windows browser manages that soon... :( On 30/11/05, James Ellis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all Just read this via KDE dot news (http://dot.kde.org/1133270759

Re: [WSG] Javascript dependant devices

2005-11-30 Thread Alan Trick
with some browsers. Particularly people using things like greasemonkey. As far as mobile devices are conserned - most of them do not. Trying to implement javascript in a mobile device is quite difficult. There are some though that are working on it. I don't know if there in use though. Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] firefox 1.5 is official

2005-11-30 Thread Alan Trick
On Tue, 2005-11-29 at 15:44 -0800, Ted Drake wrote: Firefox has just officially released 1.5 http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/releases/1.5.html It's time to upgrade. If you haven't been using the beta, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Ted Great. I hope they fixed the copy-and-paste issues

Re: [WSG] CSS Validators

2005-11-28 Thread Alan Trick
On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 12:42 +1100, Geoff Pack wrote: Does anyone know of a downloadable CSS validator (other than the W3C one) that I can install on an local server to batch check files on my local network? We currently use the WDG html validator, but their CSS validator is not available

Re: [WSG] CSS Validators

2005-11-28 Thread Alan Trick
On Thu, 2005-11-24 at 12:42 +1100, Geoff Pack wrote: Does anyone know of a downloadable CSS validator (other than the W3C one) that I can install on an local server to batch check files on my local network? We currently use the WDG html validator, but their CSS validator is not available

Re: [WSG] page break up

2005-11-28 Thread Alan Trick
is forgiving! But it just murdered all my poor, innocent floats :( Alan Trick __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ** The discussion

Re: [WSG] Re: University textbook or other resources?

2005-11-26 Thread Alan Trick
Introduction to Programming 101 or 2) the students won't have a clue as to what they're doing and will get more confused because there is an extra layer they don't understand. Alan Trick On Sat, 2005-11-26 at 00:06 +0100, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: There are two magazines out of the UK that sometimes offer

Re: [WSG] xhtml doctypes and charsets

2005-11-26 Thread Alan Trick
not reason to worry about future proof with HTML. The other thing is that I don't think anybody besides the odd bot ever looks at those meta tags. That information belongs in your http headers. Alan Trick On Fri, 2005-11-25 at 10:46 -0400, The Snider's Web wrote: Hi Everyone, I am going to delurk

Re: [WSG] CSS and PHP

2005-11-14 Thread Alan Trick
http://php.net/session for details. Btw, I think talking about server side processing is kind of OT on this list, but if you have any more questions about PHP and such feel free to email me off-list. Alan Trick Bert Doorn wrote: Tim Burgan wrote: Just a quick note that'll help: In the URL

Re: [WSG] Design_Time_Lock

2005-11-14 Thread Alan Trick
I think thedailywtf.com needs a seperate section for web developers. Btw, googling 'Design_Time_Lock' gives some interesting results. Robert Nicolson wrote: This is another Visual Studio .Net designer related question I think, I have had a quick google, but would anyone be willing to back

Re: [WSG] PNG Question

2005-11-14 Thread Alan Trick
Terrence Wood wrote: Patrick H. Lauke said: IE does not natively support 24 bit alpha transparency on PNGs without some seriously hacky workarounds. ...which is to say that IE *does* support 8-bit transparency (i.e. same as gif). That is about the only reason to ever use the GIF any

Re: [WSG] Web page check

2005-10-16 Thread Alan Trick
This tool might help: http://validator.w3.org/check?verbose=1uri=http%3A//www.jimjacobe.com/ClassDescriptions.html Alan Trick GALLAGHER Kevin S wrote: First off the site was designed before Firefox and was my first site. Now I have been seeing things were Firefox is displaying something’s

Re: [WSG] IE team says no to hacks

2005-10-13 Thread Alan Trick
If you don't use CSS hacks you have 2 options. 1. Avoid CSS that is buggy in a browser. 2. Use other hacks like conditional comments. (Conditional comments *are* hacks, there just intentional ones) Number 1 is simply not an option unless your willing to look like useit.com or something. Number

Re: [WSG] Browser Stats

2005-10-13 Thread Alan Trick
Helmut Granda wrote: . . . it seems like FF is loosing terrain, is w3schools accurate? No they're not, in fact I think there is a note about how they are no accurate on the page there. Or is there anyother place that I can check what the general public is using. There are 3 kinds of

Re: [WSG] Redesign of a danish library website - help/comments

2005-10-13 Thread Alan Trick
Web page designed by clueless person. Film at 11. Personally I think both designs have issues. The font size is too small on the first one, and in the second one its a good size but it overflows eveywhere. And don't go in to the code behind it all. Kids these days :P Felix Miata wrote: Soren

Re: [WSG] Is a colon after a form label necessary?

2005-10-13 Thread Alan Trick
Yes, but it also depends on the context. Remember that the input does not nessisarily follow the label. And in some situations, a colon might not fit (visually). Alan Trick Zach Inglis wrote: It makes things easier to associate in my opinion. At the end of the day its just punctuation... like

[WSG] IE team says no to hacks

2005-10-12 Thread Alan Trick
I personally think that this will be unrealistic for the time being. But it's nice to hear that the IE team is starting to take a stand agains the problems their buggy software created. http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/10/12/480242.aspx **

[WSG] Re: Date verification in HTML pages

2005-10-11 Thread Alan Trick
the date of writting and possibly information on any edits (ins and del would be useful for this). It's something that usability people can push, but the w3 can't really enforce it in any meaningful way. Alan Trick Vignesh Mathivanan wrote: Hello, I have a question that has been in my mind

Re: [WSG] Avoiding the evil br

2005-10-09 Thread Alan Trick
. Just my thoughts. Alan Trick Jon Tan wrote: Tantek Celik talks about the address and br / tags in his Elements of Meaningful XHTML presentation at WE05 available here: http://www.odeo.com/audio/270419/view My suggestion would be that br / is not necessary when the same visual effect

Re: [WSG] Stop the Presses! Announcing the supercool search plugi n!

2005-10-09 Thread Alan Trick
/standardistas.src; updateIcon=http://mycroft.mozdev.org/plugins/standardistas.png; updateCheckDays=5 === with out all the ='s. No spyware here. Alan Trick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Fake Google Toolbars Spreading Identity Theft Beware of guests bearing

Re: [WSG] Top Ten Web Design Mistakes - yeah, right!

2005-10-07 Thread Alan Trick
The problem with testing has been argued about. The fact that Nielsen only surveyed his subscribers, most of whom are quite different from Joe User, probably provided different result than if more 'average' testing was done. However, I don't really think that's a bad thing. I think it's actually

Re: [WSG] avoid Verdana - I cant get the whole point.

2005-10-05 Thread Alan Trick
James Bennett wrote: On 10/3/05, Felix Miata [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Most Linux systems have neither Verdana nor Arial installed, at least not by default. True, but these days nearly every Linux distribution ships the free Bitstream Vera font set, which includes a sans-serif with metrics

Re: [WSG] avoid Verdana - I cant get the whole point.

2005-10-05 Thread Alan Trick
Because it's an ugly bastard of Helvetica? I'm no typographist but my sister absolutely hates that font. However, Windows donsn't really have any nice looking fonts anyways. T. R. Valentine wrote: On 04/10/05, Christian Montoya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: IMO arial isn't so hot for the web

Re: [WSG] Site Review: hopkinsprogramming.net/

2005-10-03 Thread Alan Trick
On http://www.hopkinsprogramming.net/products/vbdoodle/ the text in the 'VB DOODLE' box is overfollowing. This is on Firefox 1.0.7 Gentoo Linux. My guess is that this is an issue with fonts because my default font is not that ugly monster (:P) known as Times New Romans. Fonts tend to be quite an

Re: [WSG] Check

2005-10-03 Thread Alan Trick
Interesting, Not really a problem with your site, but I just checked the headers of the top 4 sites and they had Content-Type: text/html. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi guys, please check my new experiment. A Xhtml Websites List Directory. Sorry but is in italian language.

Re: [WSG] Extreme Tracker and xhtml

2005-10-03 Thread Alan Trick
I'm not quite sure what's going on, but the fact that they use document.write raises big flags: EXd.write(img src='http:\/\/e0.ex...lots of nasty mess...dth='1'); document.write is not part of the DOM standard and will does not work on XML pages (including XHTML). Your page is being sent as HTML

Re: [WSG] Site Review: hopkinsprogramming.net/

2005-10-03 Thread Alan Trick
I just looked at the page in a text browser (links) and there's a couple of anoying issues. 1. This is not bad, but a bit of an anoyance. There is a notice about not having javascript. This appears at the top of the page. I don't think this is really neccisary. If you really want it, put it at

Re: [WSG] Page templates submitted for review (discard previous mail)

2005-10-02 Thread Alan Trick
Yes. It's not as evil as some things, but it is certainly bad practice. You'd be much better off using HTML 4.01 (which is, last time I checked a valid spec). Julián Landerreche wrote: As long as I know, you shouldnt serve XHTML 1.1 as text/html. You should serve it as text/xml, or

Re: [WSG] CSS class and id naming conventions

2005-09-30 Thread Alan Trick
unfotunatly it's difficult to give any guides. Alan Trick Nick Gleitzman wrote: James Oppenheim wrote: I tend to use underscore for class and id, try very much to stay away from two word file names. This is a question (discussion?) that comes up every couple of months here on the list

Re: [WSG] Printing Footers

2005-09-30 Thread Alan Trick
IIRC, position:fixed will do that for you, i.e. #footer{ position:fixed; bottom:0; right:0; left:0; height: 2em; } would create a 2em footer at the bottom of every page; however I don't know how well this is supported. Internet Explorer certainly doesn't support it. Krassy wrote: Hi

Re: [WSG] When bugs become patterns - A look at CSS Hacks

2005-09-30 Thread Alan Trick
I think the future of CSS is not in hack or in conditional comments but in using standard CSS. At the current time this isn't really possible because of Internet Explorer, but from what I've heard about IE7 they plan to do a fair amount of fixing up. Things won't be perfect and support for nice

Re: [WSG] css variables

2005-09-29 Thread Alan Trick
Hassan Schroeder wrote: Terrence Wood wrote: Constants and variables are not going to part of CSS any time soon, so you will need some kind of server side solution ... AFAIK they all use seom form of regex to do the replacement Well, no -- I frequently use variables in style sheets

Re: [WSG] FW: Killersites.com Newsletter - Not another nerd newsletter!

2005-09-29 Thread Alan Trick
The whole idea that a float *even can* be sematically incorrect is absurd. Floating is simply a style, the way something is positioned and it has no implyed semantic meaning whatsoever. That said, it's an honour to know that were popular enough to warrant trolls ;) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What

Re: [WSG] FW: Killersites.com Newsletter - Not another nerd newsl etter!

2005-09-29 Thread Alan Trick
Just stay on this mailing-list and you'll hear *plenty* of points of view's :) p.s. It's good netiquite when your sending emails to a mailing list, to use text-only (no html nastyness). In Mozilla Thunderbird you can set this by going to Tools Options Coposition 'Send and HTML options' - Send

Re: SPAM-LOW: [WSG] Java (JSP) v .net for standard and accessibility

2005-09-29 Thread Alan Trick
or button element should be doing. To cover up this unholy substitution, they use a bunch of javascript. Of course the form is completely broken to users without javascript. Alan Trick csslist wrote: wasnt bashing m$ was saying a FACT, you shouldnt have to use a 3rd party tool to get it right

Re: [WSG] Slashdot HTML 4.01 and CSS

2005-09-25 Thread Alan Trick
Yeah, it's been nice, that was one of the things I alwasy hated about slashdot. It got particularly funny and flamish whenever they posted articles that had to do with web standards. It's great to see more big sites moving towards web standards, hopefully Google will get around to it some day.

Re: [WSG] Konqueror and Galeon issues

2005-09-23 Thread Alan Trick
the same. I don't know what is up w/ brosershots.org, but I don't think it's a problem w/ your website. I think you can just safely ignore that. Alan Trick Webmaster wrote: Hi all, The fix provided the other day to clear floats and make disappearing content re-appear worked well enough in most

Re: [WSG] Show Hide by Class

2005-09-21 Thread Alan Trick
Yes, I've been doing that for some time and I really find it cleans up my code, however you should note that class names are usually space separated. At least in CSS the class green tomatoes will get the styles of green and tomatoes, so by making your javascript aware of this you can hav multiple

Re: [WSG] Web font families

2005-09-14 Thread Alan Trick
Paul Bennett wrote: And Times New Roman is the default font by browsers, if I remember correctly? At least IE's default font. I may be wrong (it happened once before ;) ) but I would think that the browser would use the default SYSTEM serif font. Seeing as this (for Windows) is Times

Re: [WSG] CSS 3 color module and deprecation of system colors

2005-09-06 Thread Alan Trick
, and getting a client to thing your actually part of the browser when your not? Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting

Re: [WSG] IE7 b1 :/

2005-07-29 Thread Alan Trick
Jan Brasna wrote: OK, beta 1 pretty bad in the field of standards, only PNG partially fixed and peekaboo and guillotine bugs removed. Otherwise IE6-like. See http://kurafire.net/log/archive/2005/07/28/ie7-beta-1-release Yes, they fixed 2 bugs, and now it's a new version. That puts firefox

Re: [WSG] base css

2005-07-05 Thread Alan Trick
sizes? Is 100% a good starting point for body? Enquiring minds want to know. I belive not having a % value on your top element ( html for XHTML and body for HTML ) really screws up font-scaling in IE. Alan Trick ** The discussion list

[WSG] paragraph indent

2005-07-03 Thread Alan Trick
on all CSS2 browsers. Any better suggestions on how to do this? Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] Will HTML be nicer to PHP than XHTML?

2005-07-01 Thread Alan Trick
doing, which is the point of learning. XHTML is a beautiful thing. I use it every day with my PHP applications. I just can't wait till SVG gets some support. Alan Trick Roberto Gorjão wrote: Anyway, I noticed that many of you use XHTML and I sure was beginning to enjoy using it myself

[WSG] IE and linux

2005-06-30 Thread Alan Trick
or something? Are there and HOWTO's around? Thanks, Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] small and big : accessibility usage?

2005-06-15 Thread Alan Trick
Acording to the WHAT-WG the small element does have semantic meaning. I don't have the link though. They basically said that it was good for things like 'small print' and such cases. I think small is an unusal case here and is meanigful and useful. Alan Trick Matt Thommes wrote: Is there any

Re: [WSG] site check w3planet.info

2005-06-15 Thread Alan Trick
you know. Good luck promoting standards. Alan Trick Jad Madi wrote: Hi I have made some changes to W3 planet, would you please check it http://www.w3planet.info/site/ and give me your feedback Regards ** The discussion list for http

Re: [WSG] DOM tutorials/books?

2005-06-14 Thread Alan Trick
There's these also, I can never spend too long w/o them: http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-DOM-Level-1-19981001/ http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC-DOM-Level-2-Core-20001113/ Alan Trick Nick Elliott wrote: Hi Following up on a thread from a month back, this book is now finally out. DHTML Utopia

Re: [WSG] A software question

2005-06-09 Thread Alan Trick
I don't think there's a really good answer to this question. It really boils down to using what ever your comfortable with and will let you get the job done. Personally, I use plain text editors with syntax highlighting and I hate Dreamweaver (i've used 2002), but others feel differently and

Re: [WSG] WSG Meetings for the rest of us

2005-06-09 Thread Alan Trick
Yes, this would be great. I live in Canada, and being a student and all, I don't have the time, nor the money to visit Australia. If some one could release audio tapes or something, it'd be much appreciated. :) Alan Trick Cole Kuryakin - x7m wrote: Man, oh man, would I love to attend some

Re: [WSG] absolute positioning, objects inputs

2005-06-09 Thread Alan Trick
The select issue is an IE bug. As far as I know, there's no workaround. With the flash, I believe you have to set a property on your embed tag (wMode='opaque', but don't quote me on that). I'm not very familiar with Flash. Alan Trick Jamie Mason wrote: http://www.engineerrecords.com/abspos.htm

Re: [WSG] VIRUS!!!

2005-06-07 Thread Alan Trick
has for IP addresses? Alan Trick __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] alt tags and image captions

2005-06-06 Thread Alan Trick
images unless their is good reason not to otherwise the following: img src='hello.png' alt=Hello/img src='world.png' alt=World/ will look like HelloWorld Alan Trick __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-06 Thread Alan Trick
. The only time I find this is useful is when your sending content to a UA that does not support application/xhtml-xml and you don't want to rewrite your document for that. Alan Trick __ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam

[WSG] killing the object tag

2005-04-25 Thread Alan Trick
. Something they are ever so committed to. 4. It's 4 characters shorter. 5. not as important, but can we change 'data' to 'src'. data is confusing because it isn't consistent with the other elements. What do you guys think of this? Is their somewhere I can submit this too? Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] killing the object tag

2005-04-25 Thread Alan Trick
Thanks for the link Richard. I just looked one the www-html mailing list and there was an argument about this in 2003, but it kind of died in the middle without any resolution. I guess the biggest reason would be because I don't like to type a lot of extra code for no reason. esspecially with

Re: [WSG] can you hack the alt tag open?

2005-04-22 Thread Alan Trick
I believe that is what object is for. If IE didn't screw it up so royaly with it's activeX it would be a considerably better option than the img. With an object tag, this object src='place' type='thisisnotsupported' object src='place' type='thismightbesupported' pThis is some alternate

Re: [WSG] FYI New WSG jobs section

2005-04-19 Thread Alan Trick
designers have to be from Aussie Land? :P -Alan Trick Neerav wrote: Moderators I take it that the appearance of http://webstandardsgroup.org/resources/jobs.cfm means that list members can post webstandards postions they know about there? Would this extend to the reverse eg: allowing people who

Re: [WSG] Blockquote or Q?

2005-04-19 Thread Alan Trick
In writing (like not-web writing) there is a thing were quotes that are just are just a few lines are written in the normal flow of the text; however, if a quote is more than 3-4 lines it is separate and indented (about .5' on each side, but it depends on whose rules you use). Anyways that is

[WSG] is an empty href value valid

2005-04-19 Thread Alan Trick
If I want a link that points to whatever page i am alread at (without any querystrings I can use a href='' (for example, I'm at index.php?start=10 and I want to go to index.php) Is this allowed? Alan ** The discussion list for

Re: [WSG] IE problem

2005-04-11 Thread Alan Trick
Ah yes, those problems. IE is quite bugy when it comes to floats. Try putting |display:inline| on everything that is floated. http://positioniseverything.net/explorer/doubled-margin.html Alan Trick Javier wrote: Hi I'm developing a site for a friend of mine and have some rare problems. What I

[WSG] more on flashish stuff: SVG

2005-04-11 Thread Alan Trick
for IE). I guess one of the biggest differences here is that SVG has a future, where as flash is bound to the world of proprietary formats. Has anyone here actually done any development with SVG? Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http

[WSG] more float problems

2005-04-11 Thread Alan Trick
suggestions/help on what is causeing this? Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] usage of new entities in dtd's

2005-04-08 Thread Alan Trick
Ah, yes. Gecko does the same thing once it's given xhtml. only it's a bit more picky. You have to use the xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" if your going to get any styling action. Alan Trick Kornel Lesinski wrote: On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 19:41:16 +0100, Alan Trick [EMAIL PROTEC

[WSG] flash and accessabilty

2005-04-08 Thread Alan Trick
be much good till it stops disableing regular browser functionality, like right clicks, mouse guestures, and middle clicking, and status bar text for links. But is it worth looking into for more than just flash videos/games and sIFR? Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] usage of new entities in dtd's

2005-04-08 Thread Alan Trick
ot; header like this. Otherwise IE tries to save your pages instead of view them. Alan Trick Townson, Chris wrote: In both Mozilla and Opera, I found that what was crucial was that the server (Apache, in this instance) was configured to deliver the file as application/xhtml+xml (+

[WSG] usage of new entities in dtd's

2005-04-07 Thread Alan Trick
I'm just curious if any popular browser would display this page properly http://www.tarunz.org/~vassilii/html-is-an-sgml-dtd.html I though Moz would, but it disapointed me. ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See

Re: [WSG] how to use external fonts with css?

2005-04-07 Thread Alan Trick
Hi, From what I can tell, there's no reall way embed fonts, apart from image or flash replacement. All we have is the Microsoft propriety-ware and something that was released by Bitstream but abandoned because Bitstream would not open-source it. Too bad. Alan Trick tomcask o_o wrote: I

Re: [WSG] Access Key question

2005-04-07 Thread Alan Trick
well this would work for screenreaders and such, but it works for all the common browsers. Alan Trick tee wrote: I'd read a couple of blogs regarding the access keys, although opinion are spitted, I decided to implement access keys on my sites. While fixing my sites in different languages, I

Re: [WSG] usage of new entities in dtd's

2005-04-07 Thread Alan Trick
Tom Livingston wrote: On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 14:41:16 -0400, Alan Trick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm just curious if any popular browser would display this page properly http://www.tarunz.org/~vassilii/html-is-an-sgml-dtd.html I though Moz would, but it disapointed me

Re: [WSG] Site review

2005-04-07 Thread Alan Trick
Neerav wrote: Looks nice, wish I could afford it :-) The only 2 small problems I see are caused by the standard text size being too small, so I choose medium size text (in Firefox 1.0 Win 2000 1024x768) and: 1. Making your African Dreams a Reality! is overlapped by Lodges Hotels 2. Terms

Re: [WSG] Son of Suckerfish and IE 6 (SP2)

2005-04-05 Thread Alan Trick
Yes, I've encountered that as well. I think It's interesting that it blocks javascript on your own computer, but will gleefully accept it (and activeX objects and whatnot) from the internet (because we all know who how safe the internet is). I guess it's just one of those 'undocumented

[WSG] css expresions? todo : not todo

2005-04-05 Thread Alan Trick
to slow down? -Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

Re: [WSG] css expresions? todo : not todo

2005-04-05 Thread Alan Trick
. for example: input{color:_expression_(this.type=="button"?'red':'black');} for input[type="button"]{color: red;}. Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] ID conflicts

2005-04-05 Thread Alan Trick
tee wrote: Yes Sir! And thanks million for the fix. Came up a quick copy and paste test page. It works beautifully. Will study your code thoroughly lately tonight to make sure I understand everything. http://www.lotusseeds.com/tryagain_michael.html Looks nice, Maybe you've already thought of

Re: [WSG] Suckerfish Sliding Doors Image Replacement with Current Page .. Navigation

2005-04-04 Thread Alan Trick
Sorry, I don't have a Mac, so I can't help you in that department, but I tested it in my versions of Firefox (1.0.2 nightly) and the menus go down, but they won't go up again (at least I couldn't figure out how to do it). Alan Trick Richard Czeiger wrote: Let's combine a whole bunch

[WSG] position:absolute in IE

2005-04-04 Thread Alan Trick
me hell and I was wondering if anyone has any resorces on how to make absolute positioning work properly in IE. The design is at http://cgemery.com/new/ Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

Re: [WSG] position:absolute in IE

2005-04-04 Thread Alan Trick
11:33:53 -0400, Alan Trick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Disclamer: this was /not/ my idea, the companies graphic designer make me do it :-P The graphics designer at my company has a thing against pages that are larger/smaller than the viewport. As much as I fell this is total nonsense I've

[WSG] stemming autoreplies

2005-04-04 Thread Alan Trick
' in the subject. I think it would do a good amount to stem the amount of inavertent spam. Thanks, Alan Trick

[WSG] stemming autoreplies

2005-04-04 Thread Alan Trick
' in the subject. I think it would do a good amount to stem the amount of inavertent spam. Thanks, Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] textarea rows cols - presentation in xhtml?

2005-04-04 Thread Alan Trick
I've wondered about this one as well, my guess is that 1. they figured the attributes were to important to drop in the event of non-css user agents, or more likely 2. they didn't change it because xhtml1.x was really not much more than a reformulation of html into xml. To get real xhtml we

Re: [WSG] Multiple classes applied to one element

2005-04-01 Thread Alan Trick
This is certainly valid code and as far as I know, it is accepted across modern browsers. I've used it quite a lot and have never had any trouble with it. I find it quite useful. Alan Trick Stevio wrote: From what I understand, if you want to apply multiple classes to the one element, you do

Re: [WSG] Extra hidden content

2005-04-01 Thread Alan Trick
is an appropriate use for this. Using print css's only have to take away from what's normally on the page. Alan Trick Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Stevio wrote: How do you handle the situation of hidden elements becoming displayed when the normal stylesheet is not used? Is this a problem that concerns you

Re: [WSG] list bullet question

2005-03-31 Thread Alan Trick
Hi, There are several advatages to using list-style-image you can click on the image to select the list item it's slightly simpler you can still have another background-image on the element IMHO, the bullet as background image is still better though because of buggy css support. Alan

Re: [WSG] problem mixing stucture and content

2005-03-30 Thread Alan Trick
Yes, they would wrap (as in not whitespace:pre). Using a line / element isn't ideal, but might be my only resort In a perfect world that supported css2 properly would this work? ?xml version=1.0 encoding=utf-8? poem xmlns=http://some.name.space; line id='1' /Class aptent taciti sociosqu

[WSG] problem mixing stucture and content

2005-03-29 Thread Alan Trick
. Of course in this situation you'd probably be better of ignoring the q's and just using quotation marks, but in my situation that's not really possible. I /have /to include both the strucutral markup and the content, any suggestions? Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] problem mixing stucture and content

2005-03-29 Thread Alan Trick
But the whole point of it is to have the data properly formated in an xml document so I can do fun stuff with xsl and stylesheets :). Line breaks won't cut it. Alan Trick Rob Mientjes wrote: On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 15:26:47 -0500, Alan Trick [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Consider the following lines

Re: [WSG] divs don't align

2005-03-29 Thread Alan Trick
here's the quickest fix: on div#rhs h2, change margin-left: 201px; to margin:0 0 0 201px; It works on IE and Firefox/win, so it should work on Camino and probably Safari too. Alan Trick Tony Lim wrote: I'm having trouble with http://www.outdoorinsights.com.au appears ok on IE on a pc

[WSG] nesting in list

2005-03-21 Thread Alan Trick
Does anyone know what is allowed to be nested under a list (ul,ol,dl) in XHTML? I read one resource, but all it said is that ul and ol require 1 li, and dl requires at least one dt, and one dl. Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] To Specific

2005-03-17 Thread Alan Trick
Definitly, There are a /lot /of things you find in th specs that are overlooked elsewhere. The DOM specs are about the only descent easy-to-download reference I've seen on DOM, I'd be lost without them. Alan Trick diona kidd wrote: Chris, I'm finding a great value in reading the w3c specs while

[WSG] style attribute depreciated in xhtml 1.1?

2005-03-15 Thread Alan Trick
I just found you that the style attribute is depreciated in xhtml 1.1. Does this mean that it will eventually be obolete? If so, what do they expect us to do for inline styles because it doesn't always make sense to have everything in an external style sheet. Alan Trick

Re: [WSG] style attribute depreciated in xhtml 1.1?

2005-03-15 Thread Alan Trick
='color:#123'], that is quite difficult to do via classes and external/internal css. The only other place I've used it is when I want to randomly generate a background-image or something, but that probably better doen with internal css Alan Trick Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote: Hi Alan, I just

[WSG] Quoting Code Snippets - whitespace and wordwrap

2005-03-14 Thread Alan Trick
look some other way. Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm for some hints on posting to the list getting help **

[WSG] problems with nodetype

2005-03-11 Thread Alan Trick
instead of DOCUMENT_NODE or 9? I used if(aNode.tagName){ ...} to achive the required result, but it's a hack and I want to know what's wrong with nodeType? Alan Trick ** The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http

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