Re: [WSG] Re: WSG Digest

2012-09-15 Thread Mathew Robertson
layouts on a small screen. The idea of context would seem appropriate... just need to remember that some of that context is not in the hands of the designer. Just my $0.02... cheers, Mathew Robertson On 14 September 2012 17:03, Dominic Hey dominic@gmail.com wrote: To paraphrase your own words

[WSG] responsive images

2012-09-13 Thread Mathew Robertson
add alt-attributes to describe it as such. Simply showing a higher quality image of the same thing, shouldn't change the document structure. Thoughts? Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] XHTML5 polyglot markup and WAI-ARIA, is there a valid way?

2012-07-31 Thread Mathew Robertson
. regards, Mathew Robertson On 1 August 2012 09:29, Isabel Santos unboun...@gmail.com wrote: Hi Rob, thank you, and sorry for the delayed answer. The need for xml comes from the site being a web application for an academic work. The idea is to generate xml both to the site and for exchange

Re: [WSG] list heading - best practice?

2012-03-05 Thread Mathew Robertson
understood why labelled-by came into existence... there is already an attribute for which has essentially the same semantics... just promote for to be a global attribute. Thoughts? Mathew Robertson On 5 March 2012 20:51, Steve Faulkner faulkner.st...@gmail.com wrote: Hi, agree with Russ here

Re: [WSG] list heading – best practice?

2012-03-04 Thread Mathew Robertson
Interesting... who said that H? has document scope only? http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#the-h1-h2-h3-h4-h5-and-h6-elements Show examples of multiple H1's... H? is indeed suitable as a heading to a list. cheers, Mathew Robertson On 3 March 2012 04:38, Hanspeter Kadel h

Re: [WSG] WSG: Best Practice Page/Content Tools [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]

2012-02-26 Thread Mathew Robertson
references, but not when there isn't any mailto target. Otherwise, the site itself is reasonably well implemented. cheers, Mathew Robertson On 27 February 2012 09:06, Blumer, Luke luke.blu...@ato.gov.au wrote: ** Hi all, I have been looking at sites that contain a selection of tools

Re: [WSG] Expected behaviour of links to external websites

2011-12-19 Thread Mathew Robertson
other random path - the modern example of this is twitter. cheers, Mathew Robertson On 20 December 2011 15:42, Grant Bailey grant_malcolm_bai...@westnet.com.au wrote: Alex, If the link is to an external site then personally, I prefer the link to open in a new window automatically. Also

Re: [WSG] a:link behaviors issues

2011-07-27 Thread Mathew Robertson
This is going to sound like an odd question, but have you also applied this style to the non-psuedo-selector (ie just 'a')? regards, Mathew Robertson On 28 July 2011 08:42, olivia antonin olivianto...@hotmail.com wrote: Hi , I don't understand, my navigation bar, on my mac they behave

Re: [WSG] Re-ask: z-index bug in webkit?

2011-07-23 Thread Mathew Robertson
http://code.google.com/p/bitly-api/wiki/ApiDocumentation#/v3/expand http://bit.ly/oyBzIY+ You should read the fine print ie: if you generate a short url, you can always get back the original url... and its public anyway. cheers, Mathew Robertson On 23 July 2011 20:43, tee weblis

Re: [WSG] RE: The pop-up wont resize the window if it overflows the page height under IE !

2011-04-07 Thread Mathew Robertson
MSIE8 has some developer tools which includes the ability to highlight a tag. What does the overflow look like, when you hover over that tag? regards, Mathew Robertson On 8 April 2011 01:02, Rateb BEN MOUSSA bmra...@gmail.com wrote: Hi all again, I've posted the same issue here http

Re: [WSG] XHTML or HTML?

2010-11-10 Thread Mathew Robertson
, Mathew Robertson On 11 November 2010 09:53, Thierry Koblentz thierry.koble...@gmail.comwrote: Any thoughts on which we ought to be using, and what information ought to be up at top of an HTML page, along with !DOCTYPE, etc? I'd go with !DOCTYPE html with nothing above that -- Regards

Re: [WSG] lazyweb://schema.agnostic.URLs

2010-11-09 Thread Mathew Robertson
works fine. http://www.no-http.org/ http://www.webreference.com/html/tutorial2/3.html http://www.no-http.org/cheers, Mathew Robertson On 10 November 2010 12:38, Andrew Harris and...@woowoowoo.com wrote: I remember a discussion about this a long time ago, can't remember if it was on this list

Re: [WSG] A simple IE and JS detection method?

2010-10-29 Thread Mathew Robertson
that it shouldn't if being manipulated by the scripting engine. So technically speaking, adding a class to the html element, is perfectly valid. ... whether expando elements need to be spec-validated, after the document has already been parsed, would be a separate discussion... cheers, Mathew

Re: [WSG] A simple IE and JS detection method?

2010-10-29 Thread Mathew Robertson
On 29 October 2010 16:21, David Hucklesby huckle...@gmail.com wrote: On 10/28/10 5:25 PM, Mathew Robertson wrote: I'll stick my neck out and say... dont do it for the CSS bit... specifically, you should be asking - What is the point of adding a specific class to html/body for a specific

Re: [WSG] A simple IE and JS detection method?

2010-10-29 Thread Mathew Robertson
On 29 October 2010 20:01, David Dorward da...@dorward.me.uk wrote: On 29 Oct 2010, at 09:49, Mathew Robertson wrote: Browsers support expando elements (aka, you can bind properties into the DOM object), so adding a class attribute is valid Valid has a specific technical meaning when

Re: [WSG] A simple IE and JS detection method?

2010-10-28 Thread Mathew Robertson
to the markup too, which doesn't necessarily help your brain. Its an idea which can be used, but that doesn't mean all ideas are good ideas... Somewhat related, given the revelation that DOCTYPE html does the right thing, I tend to drop the whole strict / xmlns stuff too. cheers, Mathew Robertson

Re: [WSG] Image Maps

2010-10-14 Thread Mathew Robertson
US map example: http://davidlynch.org/js/maphilight/docs/demo_usa.html That isn't really a good example of accessibility + images-maps, as it doesn't have any... maybe it could be updated to use the tabindex attribute. cheers, Mathew Robertson

Re: [WSG] Image Maps

2010-10-14 Thread Mathew Robertson
'usemap' (and a map exists with alt attributes) then the text-browser could assume that a flat list could be rendered. Aside: the spec (http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/objects.html#h-13.6) says ... with a mouse... regards, Mathew Robertson On 15 October 2010 10:43, Christian Snodgrass csnodgrass3

Re: [WSG] Fonts in MS Publisher compared to online

2010-09-14 Thread Mathew Robertson
google for font-weight, line-height and letter-spacing Note that font-weight wont always reduce the line width. You could also try embedding a font. Hope this helps, Mathew Robertson On 14 September 2010 19:18, Lyn Smith l...@westernwebdesign.com.au wrote:  I have a client who is very precise

Re: [WSG] Current thinking on fixed width/liquid design ?

2010-08-23 Thread Mathew Robertson
to be resolution independent. I'd be interested in examples of resolution independent (page-reflow) print layout. regards, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] A question about RTL

2010-08-17 Thread Mathew Robertson
://search.cpan.org/~mathew/Locale-MakePhrase-0.5/lib/Locale/MakePhrase/OSDC2004.pod hops this helps, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join

Re: [WSG] Getting my feet wet in HTML5

2010-08-13 Thread Mathew Robertson
elaborate? ie: assistive technologies can already target div's, so using that argument needs more. As with all things, use the most appropriate tool for the job. cheers, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] ems versus pixels

2010-07-20 Thread Mathew Robertson
defining a reset. Instead, you should be targeting your styles, using #id, .class or derived-selectors - this helps to avoid most inheritance problems and saves your sanity. regards, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] UI development for blackberry.

2010-07-19 Thread Mathew Robertson
the final page-render time to increase by quite a few seconds on my Bold 9000 - I'd suggest using minimal javascript only where appropriate. regards, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] light box issue can you help

2010-07-15 Thread Mathew Robertson
Not sure why you want to do that it is doing, when you can simply do a shift() without reimplementing it... But to fix the bug, make it this.length - 2 in the for(). Mathew Robertson On 16 July 2010 09:43, Luc l...@dzinelabs.com wrote: Good evening list, i just received a mail from

Re: [WSG] Korean fonts

2010-07-13 Thread Mathew Robertson
Hi David, Please read about UTF charset in the internet you will get some clue about it. Cheers, JC On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 4:14 AM, David Hucklesby wrote: Can you please suggest a font stack suitable for a site that's entirely in Korean? Thanks so much for everyone's help. Lots of

Re: Using CSS instead of JS for accessibility (was Re: [WSG] CSS Expandable Menu)

2010-06-29 Thread Mathew Robertson
) that the second menu stays open. regards, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: memberh...@webstandardsgroup.org ***

Re: [WSG] Yes/No structure?

2010-06-11 Thread Mathew Robertson
was hacked to submit without a value, etc - form submitted, but no choice selected - yes - no The solution is to use 3 radio buttons with one of them titled as 'unselected' and with that radio hidden from visibility. As a bonus, it is also more 'accessible' than the 2-button case. Mathew Robertson

Re: [WSG] .NET Remoting Activex Javascript not working in IE8

2010-04-27 Thread Mathew Robertson
At the risk of sounding nasty, this is a Web Standards Group list... Active X isn't a web standard by any sense of the definition. Maybe a different list may help? On 28 April 2010 11:42, Sivaramakrishnan.S sivaatzen...@gmail.com wrote: Hi All, I have a desktop toolbar, that calls various

Re: Re: [WSG] Form question

2009-07-15 Thread Mathew Robertson
they are used to build user interfaces. Another related question to ask... Why is putting a hidden input field, as the first child of a form element, disallowed? Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Form question

2009-07-15 Thread Mathew Robertson
, browsers quite happily ignore the spec; this is one area I dont bother fixing when the validators tell me that my page is borked. Basically I think form's should be %flow, just like a div. Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http

[WSG] javascript and accessibility [was: Accessible websites]

2009-06-30 Thread Mathew Robertson
. Is there any other strong aruguments for making pages available, without javascript enabled? regards Mathew Robertson PS. Gut-feel tells me that non-JS should work, so thats how I prefer to code. *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] no scrollbars in ff

2009-06-08 Thread Mathew Robertson
. Any suggestions? have you tried: html { overflow-y: scroll; } regards, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help

[WSG] IE6 support [was: PNG - how cross-browser standard reliable?]

2009-04-30 Thread Mathew Robertson
for it. cheers, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: memberh...@webstandardsgroup.org ***

pixel-font sizing/definition [was: [WSG] Box model in IE7]

2009-04-24 Thread Mathew Robertson
meaning for a reference pixel... the word by definition means the smallest element. cheers, Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join

Re: [WSG] Javascript Accessibility

2009-03-02 Thread Mathew Robertson
huge technical manuals on the subject. Interested to know others thoughts on the subject. Its been possible to do ARIA style accessibility since about 1995 - its just now that people are starting to care. Mathew Robertson

[WSG] The notion of accessibility [was: Javascript Accessibility]

2009-03-02 Thread Mathew Robertson
On 3/2/09 2:02 AM, Mathew Robertson mat...@optusnet.com.au wrote: Its been possible to do ARIA style accessibility since about 1995 - its just now that people are starting to care. Matt Morgan-May matt...@adobe.com wrote: Not sure what value you were hoping to add to the conversation

Re: [WSG] PDFs and other non-html files opening in a new browser window

2009-02-05 Thread Mathew Robertson
reasonably assume that the user doesn't have native pdf support. Then a suitable message could be displayed accordingly. Alternatively the server could convert the pdf to html and thus be able to at least render it (probably quite awfully) within the browser. regards, Mathew Robertson

Re: RE: [WSG] PDFs and other non-html files opening in a new browser window

2009-02-05 Thread Mathew Robertson
If the PDF is behind a secure form, how do you stop the user saving the PDF, then emailing to everybody? - if the information is in a PDF, then you must consider that information to be insecure. That also applies to all web pages - they can be saved locally, etc. Mathew Robertson Sandy

Re: [WSG] recommendation for wai validator again

2008-12-07 Thread Mathew Robertson
Have you tried the Web developer toolbar plugin? I haven't used Magneto, but have found that the Validate Local HTML option to be very useful for validating pages that are behind https channels. regards, Mathew Robertson tee [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi everyone, I asked this before

[WSG] Javascript classical inheritence [was: JavaScript clarification please]

2008-10-27 Thread Mathew Robertson
://members.optusnet.com.au/~mathew/js/ I hope this helps clear things up a bit. Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] Javascript classical inheritence

2008-10-27 Thread Mathew Robertson
*/}, BaseType); var o = new NewType(...); And we can even access the baseclass methods independently: o.some_method(); o.SUPER.some_method(); What else do us users need? Mathew Robertson *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] CSS font-size-adjust

2008-10-20 Thread Mathew Robertson
to be 150% of the page's requirements. Whatever design you choose, will probably not meet everyones expectations; you can however mitigate most of the problems, by simply not using fixed positioning. cheers, Mathew Robertson Christian Montoya [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello list, I am