Re: [WSG] XHTML 1.1 CSS3 - Is it worth using right now?

2008-05-13 Thread XStandard
http://xstandard.com Original Message From: Nikita The Spider The Spider Date: 2008-05-13 7:49 PM On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 3:17 PM, XStandard Vlad Alexander [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Nikita, Are you talking about putting an HTML doctype on XHTML 1.1-formatted code

Re: [WSG] XHTML 1.1 CSS3 - Is it worth using right now?

2008-05-13 Thread XStandard
messages are overly cautious - it still warns about the use of BOM which was a problem in the 90's. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Original Message From: Nikita The Spider The Spider Date: 2008-05-13 10:51 PM On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 10:02 PM, XStandard Vlad Alexander [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] XHTML 1.1 CSS3 - Is it worth using right now?

2008-05-12 Thread XStandard
, -Vlad http://xstandard.com XStandard XHTML (Strict or 1.1) WYSIWYG Editor Original Message From: Nikita The Spider The Spider Date: 2008-05-12 8:36 PM On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 4:42 PM, Simon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, Does anyone use XHTML 1.1 Of the doctypes that my

[WSG] Conversation with Opera on Web standards

2007-12-14 Thread XStandard
Hi, We have just published a QA with Opera regarding their antitrust complaint against Microsoft, lodged with the European Commission. The QA focus on the Web standards aspect of Opera's complaint. http://xhtml.com/en/web-standards/conversation-with-opera/ Regards, -Vlad http://xhtml.com

Re: [WSG] Accessible Open Source CMS

2007-09-13 Thread XStandard
Tee wrote: [XStandard] Mac version finally came out - a very long wait, must be at least 2 year It wasn't a straight port - we were pioneering new accessible UI and few features such as authoring definition lists at the same time as we were writing the OS X code. Whenever you're first to do

Re: [WSG] Accessible Open Source CMS

2007-09-12 Thread XStandard
This article may be useful: http://juicystudio.com/article/choosing-an-accessible-cms.php Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com XStandard XHTML WYSIWYG Editor for CMS *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Accessible Open Source CMS

2007-09-12 Thread XStandard
Tee wrote: Personally I don't think there is a fully accessible WYSIWYG Editor existed that delivers pure clean code. It all depends on how you define fully. XStandard has a keyboard accessible interface and most definitely delivers clean, accessible markup. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-09-09 Thread XStandard
Designer (Bob) wrote: Those images just cannot be appreciated by someone who cannot see them. No amount of descriptive prose will mean anything to to a blind reader. I've never heard such shit in my life. Designer (Bob) wrote: I personally do use alt tags, every time : but I am aware of

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-31 Thread XStandard
be such a things as a purely visual site. Regards, -Vlad http://xhtml.com Original Message From: Designer Date: 2007-08-31 6:50 AM Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote: I don't know what is a purely visual site. Can you please provide an example? Regards, -Vlad Hi Vlad

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-30 Thread XStandard
Brad wrote: Omitting the alt attribute as a requirement may have a level of appropriateness for sites like flickr Creating content on the Web that is only accessible by one group of people is never appropriate. Sites like flickr have tools that let photo contributors upload photos in batches

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-30 Thread XStandard
/en/documentation/xstandard-dev-guide/accessibility/#markup-images Lachlan wrote: What should wikipedia use by default for images used in articles? What should sites like Flickr, Photobucket, Facebook, MySpace, etc. generate and insert? What should forums (e.g. phpBB) or blogs (e.g. Blogger) use

Re: [WSG] Investigating the proposed alt attribute recommendations in HTML 5

2007-08-30 Thread XStandard
. Designer wrote: Surely, there ARE cases where a purely visual site... I don't know what is a purely visual site. Can you please provide an example? Regards, -Vlad http://xhtml.com Original Message From: Designer Date: 2007-08-30 12:51 PM Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote

Re: [WSG] Re: Website Directory Structure - Best Practice

2006-03-20 Thread XStandard
Nancy Johnson wrote: I believe best practices are to have all images in a directory entitled images Hi Nancy, I would not encourage this practice. There are two types of images on Web site - site level images (mostly used in page layout like logos, buttons, backgrounds, etc.) and document

Re: [WSG] Re: Website Directory Structure - Best Practice

2006-03-20 Thread XStandard
Lachlan Hunt wrote: Never delete them! Since Cool URIs don't change, no document should ever be deleted Lachlan, I'd hate to think that you are giving advice based on an article you've read or from the practice of operating a personal blog. So I am going to assume that you are basing your

Re: [WSG] Re: Website Directory Structure - Best Practice

2006-03-20 Thread XStandard
Hi Richard, Can you please suggest a reason why there would be an absolute need to delete a file? That's a good question. Here are some reasons to absolutely delete files: - Legal issues / licensing. Your site may be licensed to use content for a period of time and then content needs to be

Re: [WSG] Strange empty XHTML element issues in IE FF

2006-02-23 Thread XStandard
Lachlan wrote: That code [XSLT] your referring too seems to be incomplete. As I mentioned in previous email, it is to illustrate the technique and not meant to be the final script. Lachlan wrote: Fair enough, but do you agree that if there is no intention of any further XML processing, then

Re: [WSG] Strange empty XHTML element issues in IE FF

2006-02-22 Thread XStandard
Lachlan wrote: It is just as easy to set xsl:output method=html, output an HTML4 DOCTYPE and not worry about inserting a space before '/' for empty elements. If you use the 10 lines of re-usable code that I suggested in your XSLT, one does not need to worry - you have XML in and you have XML

Re: [WSG] Strange empty XHTML element issues in IE FF

2006-02-21 Thread XStandard
Paul wrote: I came across a strange issue last night while converting some XML data via an XSL template into XHTML. You can write your XSLT to output XHTML that follows compatibility guidelines. You can use the technique in this XSLT: http://misc.xstandard.com/wsg/preview.zip If you need a

Re: [WSG] Best Web Standards thing I learnt in 2005.

2005-12-21 Thread XStandard
Hi Terrence, The summary attribute is best used to describe the structure of the table, not to summarise it's content. Thanks for sharing that with us. Can you please let me know the source of this info? Anybody else have an opinion on this? Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards

2005-12-04 Thread XStandard
; just wanted to illustrate the ease of use of XML tools over SGML tools :-) [Lachlan wrote: I challenge you to name several readily available off-the-shelf CMSs that actually do make use of XML tools.] Here comes shameless self promotion - any CMS that uses XStandard. Regards, -Vlad http

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards

2005-12-03 Thread XStandard
it in XHTML (even if right now it's still processed by some current browsers as HTML). Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Original Message From: Lachlan Hunt Date: 12/3/2005 5:50 AM Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote: Lachlan, you have been on this list long enough to know

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards (was editor)

2005-12-02 Thread XStandard
[Lori wrote] I am new to (trying to learn how) constructing standards conforming web pages using XHTML and would like to know what HTML editor you folks that are light years ahead of me would recommend? [Lachlan wrote] Since you're new, you might want to stick with HTML4 Lachlan, here is a

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards (was editor)

2005-12-02 Thread XStandard
Here is Hickson's reasoning as taken from http://www.hixie.ch/advocacy/xhtml 1. Authors write XHTML that makes assumptions that are only valid for tag soup or HTML4 UAs, and not XHTML UAs, and send it as text/html. 2. Authors find everything works fine. 3. Time passes. 4. Author decides to

Re: [WSG] Newcomers and Web Standards (was editor)

2005-12-02 Thread XStandard
From: Lachlan Hunt Date: 12/2/2005 5:08 PM Vlad Alexander (XStandard) wrote: Lachlan Hunt wrote: Lori Cole wrote: I am new to (trying to learn how) constructing standards conforming web pages using XHTML and would like to know what HTML editor you folks that are light years ahead of me would

Re: [WSG] Avoiding the evil br

2005-10-09 Thread XStandard
Hi Hope, There is nothing evil about the br element unless one is using it for visual effect. In your example, you are using br correctly. For addresses, you might want to use the address element instead of p. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Original Message From: Hope

[WSG] Web Standards Charter - An Open Letter To WaSP

2005-10-04 Thread XStandard
In an Open Letter to WaSP, we are proposing that WaSP should take the initiative and lead a campaign to change to how we in the Web Standards community communicate Web Standards to newcomers. The proposal involves the creation of a Web Standards Charter. Our proposal may affect many of you in

Re: [WSG] Fallback elements inside Object - should they be available in the DOM?

2005-09-20 Thread XStandard
to report it, can you please CC me on it in Bugzilla. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Original Message From: Patrick Lauke Date: 9/20/2005 11:37 AM Possibly a bizarre question, but: currently working on integrating XStandard http://xstandard.com in a form, but trying to make

Re: [WSG] Reason for leaving

2005-08-15 Thread XStandard
Hi Duncan, Is there really that many disabled internet users? Accessibility is about usability for everyone, not any specific interest group. Millions of users on the Web don't consider themselves disabled but use features that we incorrectly consider as accessibility only features. These

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-07 Thread XStandard
to those documents en-mass? With XHTML or another XML vocabulary, this task is trivial. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Standards-compliant XHTML WYSIWYG editor Rimantas Liubertas wrote: On 6/7/05, XStandard Vlad Alexander [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: ... [Ian] 4. Author decides to send the same

Re: [WSG] Ten questions for Russ

2005-06-03 Thread XStandard
Russ wrote: [quote] At the risk of being burned at the stake, I think that unless you are willing to serve your pages as application/xhtml+xml with content negotiation, then you are probably better off staying with HTML 4.01 at this time. [/quote] Let me be the first to gather the kindling :-)

Re: [WSG] Character encoding

2005-06-03 Thread XStandard
Hi Joshua, If you are serving your content as Unicode (UTF-16 or UTF-8), then there is no need to use entities. If you do need to escape characters and you are using XHTML, then it's best to use their decimal values rather than entities. This makes your markup more easily parsable by XML

Re: [WSG] Opening links in new window with XHTML

2005-04-03 Thread XStandard
Hi Tat, You do it via JavaScript. For example: a href=http://mysite.com; onclick=window.open(this.href); return false; onkeypress=window.open(this.href); return false;/a This is the most accessible way to do this. If the user agent does not support JavaScript or it is disabled, the link

Re: [WSG] Valid Code, but Poor Accessibility

2005-03-30 Thread XStandard
Hi David, I am not aware of any articles but I can give you some examples. All examples below will validate against one doctype or another but will produce less than accessible markup: 1. Using tags incorrectly. For example, using blockquote to indent. 2. Using images incorrectly. For

[WSG] Using headers for document outline question

2005-03-30 Thread XStandard
We are building an Outline validator - similar to the Show Outline feature in http://validator.w3.org/detailed.html The purpose of this Outline validator is to help non-technical authors create better structured documents. I have a question regarding the use of H1 headings. From the spec, it

Re: [WSG] Using headers for document outline question

2005-03-30 Thread XStandard
Hi Kornel, Thanks for the example. The W3C outline validator flags this example as missing an H2 headings an puts Other Books under Beginning of another book. Here is your example online: http://xstandard.com/test1.htm I think blockquote should create it's own headingspace :) Interesting

Re: [WSG] XHTML 1.1 Presentation Module

2005-03-24 Thread XStandard
Hi Chris, b, i, big and small are still in the spec. But it's best practice not to use them. Don't know really why they were not taken out or deprecated. sub and sup are not presentational. There is a valid need for superscript and subscript in markup. For example: E = mcsup2/sup hr

Re: [WSG] XHTML 1.1 Presentation Module

2005-03-24 Thread XStandard
rendering. The sub and sup elements should be used to markup text in these cases. Examples: E = mcsup2/sup span xml:lang=frMsuplle/sup Dupont/span [/quote] Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Patrick Lauke wrote: Vlad Alexander (XStandard) sub and sup are not presentational. I

Re: [WSG] standards for shopping carts

2005-03-18 Thread XStandard
Hi Lisa, Check this out: http://www.dpivision.com/ Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Standards-compliant XHTML WYSIWYG editor Lisa B. McLaughlin wrote: Hi, Are there web standards for shopping carts? I'm looking for a secure cart. Perhaps this isn't the best list to post this

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

2005-03-15 Thread XStandard
Hi Alan, I just found you that the style attribute is depreciated in xhtml 1.1. Does this mean that it will eventually be obolete? It depends on what you mean by obolete. Deprecated means that it's part of the spec but the construct is outdated and its use is strongly discouraged. The next

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

2005-03-15 Thread XStandard
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 found you that the style attribute

Re: [WSG] neat code in A9 search

2004-12-20 Thread XStandard
Hi Kornel, BOM is a Unicode standard. Without BOM, applications have to waste resources trying to figure character encoding. Here are some FAQs about BOM: http://www.unicode.org/faq/utf_bom.html#22 The reason PHP breaks is because PHP does not support Unicode. Regards, -Vlad

Re: [WSG] Length of ALT attribute

2004-12-15 Thread XStandard
Hi Anura, According to WCAG20, the ALT text for English should be less than 100 characters. Here is the link: http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/tests/test3.html If memory serves me right, for Section 508, the limit is 80 characters. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Standards-compliant XHTML

Re: [WSG] Experimentations in XSLT

2004-12-09 Thread XStandard
with xsl:for-each or xsl:template. Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com XStandard Development Team - Original Message - From: Jonathan T. Sage [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 1:43 PM Subject: [WSG] Experimentations in XSLT Good afternoon or insert more

Re: [WSG] UTF-8 ,charset and Standard

2004-11-29 Thread XStandard
Hi Berry, Here is an example of a UTF-8 page with non-escaped French characters: http://xstandard.com/page.asp?p=18BF64A8-DF0A-473E-8402-50E9E917E0C1 Are you able to see them in your browser? Regards, -Vlad http://xstandard.com Standards-compliant XHTML WYSIWYG editor - Original Message

Re: [WSG] should you refuse to support IE?

2004-10-18 Thread XStandard
One of the pillars of Web Standards is that content should be Best Viewed With Any Browser. This principle is fundamental to Web Standards. We actually adhere to this principle when we use the CSS import directive to hide CSS from Netscape 4 so that it's poor support for CSS is not going to

Re: [WSG] Online HTML text editor

2004-10-11 Thread XStandard
of the developers of XStandard. It is a true standards-compliant XHTML editor. A free version is available that you can use in your commercial applications. Here is the link for more info: http://xstandard.com To see how XStandard generates standard-compliant markup, check out this article: http

Re: [WSG] about.com's Web standards article

2004-10-10 Thread XStandard
://xstandard.com/misc/beta/x-pro.exe Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com - Original Message - From: Aaron Tate [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 7:40 PM Subject: Re: [WSG] about.com's Web standards article Quoting john

Re: [WSG] about.com's Web standards article

2004-10-10 Thread XStandard
Hi Robyn, Sorry, not yet. Regards, -Vlad - Original Message - From: ROBYN BALL [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: wsg [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2004 9:38 PM Subject: RE: [WSG] about.com's Web standards article Hi Vlad, Will Xstandard run on Mac? If not, do you know

Re: [WSG] Is XHTML harmful?

2004-10-07 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Tom, Yes - the markup will validate as HTML. Here is an example: http://xstandard.com/html4.htm Validate it using: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fxstandard.com%2Fhtml4.htm Check out an article I wrote about this a while back:

Re: [WSG] Is XHTML harmful?

2004-10-06 Thread XStandard
can be processed by XML parsers. Regards, -Vlad Alexander XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com - Original Message - From: Kim Kruse [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, October 06, 2004 10:53 AM Subject: [WSG] Is XHTML harmful? Hi, First of all... I'm

Re: [WSG] Yahoo CSS'ing

2004-09-30 Thread XStandard
Let's give Yahoo our feedback. They provide a way to receive feedback using the link under the search box. True, our comments may fall on deaf ears, or they may not. But from my experience, numbers do matter, so I filled out the feedback form and voiced my option on their partial move to

[WSG] Help fix Firefox bug and win a Firefox t-shirt

2004-09-23 Thread XStandard
This is a bit off topic (sorry) but we need your support once again to make XStandard for Mozilla/Firefox even better. The guys at Mozilla Foundation have been real helpful, but Firefox still has a bug that makes integrating plug-ins like XStandard a bit of a kluge (compared to IE). So we

Re: [WSG] WYSIWYG Editors

2004-09-16 Thread XStandard
of the developers of XStandard - a standards-compliant XHTML (Strict / 1.1) WYSIWYG editor. We offer a free version so that Web standards are in reach of every developer. A Mozilla/Firefox version will be available next month. Here is the link: http://xstandard.com Regards, -Vlad Alexander

Re: [WSG] Restricted HTML Editor?

2004-08-26 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Simon, I am on the XStandard dev team. I am not going to do a sales pitch on this list but I will say that XStandard was designed for the requirements you described. There are no font-selectors or color-pickers to hide because these tools create non-standards compliant markup, hence

[WSG] Your Mozilla Vote Counts!

2004-08-22 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Mozilla fans, we need your help. The Mozilla version of the standards-compliant XHTML WYSIWYG editor XStandard is almost ready. Unfortunately, Mozilla's new scriptable plug-in API announced in June has a bug that needs fixing before XStandard can be released. The Mozilla Foundation prioritizes

Re: [WSG] CMS

2004-07-29 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Geoff, But still it is no guarantee to maintain the sites standards compliance when you hand it over to the client Actually, we are working hard to address this specific issue. Check out http://xstandard.com Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team XHTML Strict / 1.1 WYSIWYG Editor

Re: [WSG] ALPHA Testers Needed

2004-06-16 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Chris, I am still working on the Parsing algorigthm. If you are on Windows, you can use our free CSS parser. Here is the link: http://xstandard.com/page.asp?p=E784B605-2413-49B1-B17C-20A634CB0150 Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team XHTML Strict / 1.1 WYSIWYG editor http://xstandard.com

Re: [WSG] ALPHA Testers Needed

2004-06-16 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
. http://xstandard.com/misc/wsg/css.xsl Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team XHTML Strict / 1.1 WYSIWYG editor http://xstandard.com - Original Message - From: Chris Stratford To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 7:00 AM Subject: Re: [WSG] ALPHA Testers Needed Hey Vlad

[WSG] Banners promoting standards-based products and services

2004-06-13 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
is the link to see the banners: http://xstandard.com/page.asp?p=65AD7677-2F9B-4488-B91F-8FD5D56A53F7 Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com * The discussion list for http://webstandardsgroup.org/ See http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] standard compatible richtext editor?

2004-06-12 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Alex, As far as I know, we are the only producers of a standards-based XHTML (Strict / 1.1) WYSIWYG editor. It's called XStandard and there is a free version. For more information check out: http://xstandard.com Here is an article that might help you evaluate WYSIWYG editors. http

Re: [WSG] Linearizing Tables - Is there a standard?

2004-06-05 Thread XStandard
Hi Roy, Think of each cell as a div tag. We use XSLT to make tables linear within XStandard. Here is the link to download the XSLT: http://xstandard.com/download/screenreader.xsl Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com - Original Message - From: RC Pierce [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] WYSIWYG editor

2004-05-06 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
for you. Here is the link to the W3C validator: http://validator.w3.org/ Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com - Original Message - From: David Gironella [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WSG (E-mail) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 6:26 AM Subject: [WSG

Re: [WSG] WYSIWYG editor

2004-05-06 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi David, Check out http://xstandard.com This is a XHTML (Strict or 1.1) WYSIWYG editor. It generates clean, accessible and standards-compliant markup. Formatting is done through external or embedded CSS. Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com - Original Message

Re: [WSG] Amaya ---- Piece Of Crap...

2004-04-26 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
I think XStandard will meet most of your criteria - stable, user-friendly, lightweight, standards-compliant and FREE. As far as platform independent - maybe sometime in the future :-) Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team XStandard - XHTML 1.1 WYSIWYG editor - Original Message

Re: [WSG] ?xml version=1.0 encoding=UTF-8? in Win IE6?

2004-04-08 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Christopher, No. But you should probably serve up XHTML 1.0 Strict to IE and 1.1 to Mozilla/FireFox/Opera. Here is the link on how to do this: http://xstandard.com/page.asp?p=16A6EBD1-9EEC-4611-98C8-C0F6234B9737 Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team XHTML 1.1 WYSIWYG editor http

Re: [WSG] Serving XHTML as application/xhtml+xml

2004-03-24 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
. Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com XStandard XHTML WYSIWYG editor - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2004 6:07 PM Subject: Re: [WSG] Serving XHTML as application/xhtml+xml Depending on the type

Re: [WSG] Serving XHTML as application/xhtml+xml

2004-03-24 Thread Vlad Alexander \(XStandard\)
Hi Mark, I am new to the group and if this topic has been discussed ad nauseam - I do apologize for raising it again. See my response to ActiveX here: http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=1021 Regards, -Vlad XStandard Development Team http://xstandard.com - Original Message