Re: [WSG] Use of Enter key to naviagte between form fields

2007-02-27 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
focus to the next button in the group, or would it move to the next control that wasn't a member of the group? Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Use of Enter key to naviagte between form fields

2007-02-27 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
being in the page, but it's just a quick demo :-) Tested in Firefox 1.5.0.10/Mac, Safari 2.0.4/Mac and IE6/Win. HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] unobtrusive js help

2007-03-01 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
).appendChild(p); } should do what the original code does. If somebody gets a time machine up and running and goes back to 2003, well, they'll see the version of the site from back then anyway, so that's OK :-) HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] unobtrusive js help

2007-03-01 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 1 Mar 2007, at 20:03:30, Mordechai Peller wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: window.onload = function() { var year = new Date().getFullYear(); var text = © + year + myplace); var p = document.createElement(p); p.appendChild(document.createTextNode(text

Re: [WSG] Javascript to check for Handheld Devices

2007-03-02 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
(via the MSXML ActiveX approach). Ain't life wonderful... HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] noscript

2007-03-05 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
engines), then there is no need to place it in a noscript element. If it should not be seen by those with JS enabled, then JS should be used to remove it, or replace it. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] noscript

2007-03-05 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] PopUp windows

2007-03-07 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
component from the markup layer, and don't rely on sneaking it into the DOM via the back door, as is the case with adding the target attribute to an otherwise valid DOM. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Talking about tabular data...

2007-03-08 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
is used. Still, I've never come across anybody other than myself who uses them anyway :-( Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe

Re: [WSG] Alpha transparency problem

2007-03-08 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
to the height of the block, giving the illusion of repeat-y in the case of an image like this. (Similarly, a block with the correct height could be used to mimic repeat-x.) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Talking about tabular data...

2007-03-09 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
be used as a cow: Another application of a duck is for milking... [1] Regards, Nick. [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-html/2005May/0111.html -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] target and accessibility

2007-03-10 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
favourite method doesn't involve the use of display: none; or visibility:hidden, as they will hide the content from screenreaders :-) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] style sheets - best practices

2007-03-15 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
://www.alistapart.com/articles/alternate/ [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/present/styles.html#h-14.3.1 Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe

Re: [WSG] site check - almost ready for prime time

2007-03-19 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
attributes, so they might as well go. Generally though I think it looks extremely good :-) Cheers, Nick. (Apologies if I've misrepresented what was said at the WSG meetup, but I believe I've remembered it correctly :-) -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Using headers symantically

2007-03-20 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
where it might make sense to skip a level. As has already been pointed out in this thread, presentation is no justification, as that is under the control of CSS. Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] centring and viewport size

2007-03-21 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
/overview/ ccomment_ovw.asp -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] Recommendations for books to take one to the next level

2007-03-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
://www.cssmastery.com/ Andy Clarke's Transcending CSS - worth getting even if only to look at :-) http://www.transcendingcss.com/ Dan Cederholm's Bulletproof Web Design http://www.simplebits.com/ publications/bulletproof/ Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Recommendations for books to take one to the next level

2007-03-23 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
by another fifteen years of software development including a stint at a human factors and usability research institute, I thought the book was well worth reading when I finally got around to it late last year. Still, one man's meat and so on :-) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http

Re: [WSG] Accessible Forms - empty labels (??)

2007-04-12 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] Accessible Forms - empty labels (??)

2007-04-14 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
=searchBox name=q button type=submitSearch/button /label /div /form /body NOW it's valid ;-) On Thu, April 12, 2007 2:07 pm, Nick Fitzsimons wrote: On 12 Apr 2007, at 13:34:06, Patrick Lauke wrote: I'm not making assumptions. I'm saying that, for sighted users, having a text input box

Re: [WSG] input name and id

2007-04-16 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
is incorrect. [3] [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/global.html#adef-id [2] http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#control-name [3] http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/interact/forms.html#edef-INPUT Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] input name and id

2007-04-19 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 19 Apr 2007, at 12:03:22, liorean wrote: On 16/04/07, Nick Fitzsimons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Name and ID serve two different purposes. ID is used to identify the element's node in the document [1]. Name is used to identify the element's value in the form submission posted back

Re: [WSG] handling accessible form

2007-04-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. Despite Internet Explorer's inexplicable belief to the contrary, id and name are not the same thing. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] handling accessible form

2007-04-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 22 Apr 2007, at 16:28:16, Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: Despite Internet Explorer's inexplicable belief to the contrary, id and name are not the same thing. Care to elaborate on what the issues in IE are? Using getElementById(someValue) on IE will return an element

Re: [WSG] Disappearing positioned footer in IE7 - works in IE6

2007-04-24 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 24 Apr 2007, at 13:07:42, al morris wrote: IE 7 now supports the *html hack, so the 'position: relative' style is being applied. IE7 doesn't support * html: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2005/09/02/460115.aspx Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Valid and well-formed

2007-04-27 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
on a misunderstanding of the type of parser used by the validator, and the limitations of that parser. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm

Re: [WSG] Windows Vista Style Buttons

2007-04-29 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 29 Apr 2007, at 16:14:41, Sagnik Dey wrote: But a background image can't adjust to a varied length of Text :) But with a little bit of magic... http://www.alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors/ http://www.alistapart.com/articles/slidingdoors2/ :-) HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http

[WSG] W3C validator bug?

2007-05-02 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
in the validator (in which case I'll file a bug report), or am I missing something? Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] W3C validator bug?

2007-05-02 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
looking in the wrong place and a hunt through the WP code shows that the post metadata displays the post title without passing it through the apply-filters() function. Thanks, Kepler; everybody else, sorry for the wild goose chase. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-10 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
the accessibility of the page. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-10 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 10 May 2007, at 16:10:55, Nick Fitzsimons wrote: On the other hand, screen-readers are generally configured by default to always read out the expansion of text marked up as an abbreviation (that is, the contents of the title attribute), so using abbr (or the non-standard acronym

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-10 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
it written up over the weekend and post a link back here, to give those interested a fuller understanding of what appears to be going on in the bowels of the browser. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-10 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 10 May 2007, at 16:55:01, Thierry Koblentz wrote: From: Nick Fitzsimons On the other hand, screen-readers are generally configured by default to always read out the expansion of text marked up as an abbreviation (that is, the contents of the title attribute), so using abbr

Re: [WSG] Help needed

2007-05-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
from other browsers (including IE 7). Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
separate tags. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
Dictionary, which is generally regarded as the canonical source: http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/initialism Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
and fast rules about how to handle these matters. Ah well, having to think about it is what makes it fun :-) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] Acronym tag usage

2007-05-12 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionaryva=acronym Cordially, David Well, that's what happens when people don't follow the standard :-) -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] ive given up on css

2007-05-16 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
school in a standards-compliant way: http://csszengarden.com/?cssfile=http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/zen/ sample.css Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] Safari for Linux

2007-05-18 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
that are currently only available in the nightly builds, then it will be a great step forward for both Konqueror and Safari. I really wish we didn't have to wait for Leopard before getting a stable version of Safari containing all the good stuff that's been fixed and added :-( Cheers, Nick. -- Nick

Re: [WSG] Hack for all IE versions including 7

2007-05-19 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
don't use a pointing device. Also, the statement that the outline appears when you click is wrong: it appears when the link is focused. Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] Site Check - Streaming Media

2007-05-21 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
they don't appear to have the same worries over recommending dangerous rubbish like Microsoft's browser for Windows...) Hope this helps, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] Photo gallery markup semantics

2007-05-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
of the form, properly enclosed in a fieldset, needs a chunk of explanatory text, then find something brief and meaningful for the legend - or even leave the legend empty - and present the explanatory text in a paragraph. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Photo gallery markup semantics

2007-05-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. Although it might be important from an accessibility perspective that an unsighted user be able to say the third one on that page without having to count the preceding list items - hmm, now that's something to think about.. Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Photo gallery markup semantics

2007-05-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 23 May 2007, at 02:15:30, Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: Although it might be important from an accessibility perspective that an unsighted user be able to say the third one on that page without having to count the preceding list items - hmm, now that's something

Re: [WSG] Photo gallery markup semantics

2007-05-22 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
written about it more in my reply to Patrick Lauke, and I'm beginning to think that the accessibility aspect could be quite important here. Then again, I'm up very late :-) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Mocking up web interfaces

2007-05-24 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
to be toned down considerably when I was working in a studio with the designers, including the owner of the company, but generally this process has worked well for me for several years :-) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] screen readers repeated legends (was dl v table for form layout)

2007-05-25 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 25 May 2007, at 01:08:49, Rebecca Cox wrote: On 5/23/07, Nick Fitzsimons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: As an aside, note that screen readers will read the legend of a fieldset before the label of every element in the fieldset, so legends should be kept short and sweet This is interesting, just

Re: [WSG] semantic HTML for intro text

2007-05-25 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
sizes weights, colours and spacing with CSS. If there will only ever be one introductory paragraph per page, then you could use p id=introduction instead. HTH, Nick, -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List

Jaws 8 MP3s - was Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-25 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
a page on my site linking to them. You're welcome to download them and host copies on your own site, as is anybody else who wants to. Anything to save my bandwidth :-) Cheers, Nick. - Original Message - From: Nick Fitzsimons [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Mike at Green-Beast.com [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [WSG] The use of asterisks in forms to indicate required fields

2007-05-25 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
original position:) I saw Dan Cederholm's presentation at the @media conference in San Francisco yesterday. Have you asked Dan about it? He doesn't bite, as far as I've seen :-) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] The use of asterisks in forms to indicate required fields

2007-05-26 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
the abbreviation on every occurrence. (As the number of qualifying modifiers in that sentence probably reveals, I'm not sure.) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] semantic HTML for intro text

2007-05-26 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
, then a pem... would probably be justifiable; I don't think that going all the way to strong is necessary. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] The use of asterisks in forms to indicate required fields

2007-05-27 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
for in the first place :-) I wonder how they treat their dentists... Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] address semantics

2007-05-28 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
/elements.html So address should be used for providing contact information such as an email address or a link relating to the creator or owner of a document or part thereof, but not just for any old postal address that happens to appear on a web site. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http

Re: [WSG] need help with tabular interface

2007-05-29 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 29 May 2007, at 02:10:02, Sander Aarts wrote: I'm glad the designers I work with know that rounded corners can be a real pain in the ass, so they always ask before implementing them in the design. I want your designers! ;-) -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] OT on list

2007-05-29 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
really have anything to do with Web Standards, surely? Remember, screen readers aren't web browsers... Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: self-closing tags in HTML, was: [WSG] A CMS for POSH sites?

2007-05-29 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
is included in the appendix at http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/notes.html#h-B.3.7 Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] OT on list

2007-05-29 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
with Microsoft Excel (which is, judging by the manufacturer's FAQs, one of its commonest uses) is related to Web Standards? Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: self-closing tags in HTML, was: [WSG] A CMS for POSH sites?

2007-05-29 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
it :-( The topic under discussion is, as I mentioned in my earlier post, mentioned in HTML 4.01 at http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/appendix/notes.html#h-B.3.7 as being something with poor support in HTML user agents. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-30 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
and associated heading to match the neighbouring fieldsets. Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-31 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
back up to nested table levels ;-) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm

Re: [WSG] Re: Use of Fieldsets other than in form?

2007-06-05 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
to contain a thematically related set of fields, not a thematically related set of arbitrary textual information. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] layout/font site test - please

2007-06-05 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
with the other content of the page, but using the menu options to adjust text size won't work. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Re: Use of Fieldsets other than in form?

2007-06-05 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 5 Jun 2007, at 14:57:44, Barney Carroll wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: But there's then little point in communicating this fact to a list about Web Stanbdards, as you are clearly advocating something which is in breach of said standards. Steady on, Nick. If he wasn't here you wouldn't

Re: [WSG] layout/font site test - please

2007-06-05 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 5 Jun 2007, at 19:15:39, Designer wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: This is a common misconception. IE7 _cannot_ resize text whose size is specified in pixels, in precisely the same way that IE6 can't. The use of the page zoom tool will enlarge or shrink it along with the other content

Re: [WSG] Back to the Future

2007-06-14 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
+bitqt_g=Search+this+group Good luck, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help

Re: [WSG] Safari 2.0?!

2007-06-19 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
of Safari. It's on the Safari3Beta.dmg you originally installed from. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] Triggering POSTs with links?

2007-06-20 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
instead. Specifying the attribute should get it working in IE. OT: really enjoyed your presentation at @media in London the other week :-) HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

[WSG] Safari Web Inspector

2007-06-21 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
installation, making testing for the future while browsing in the present much easier. (That doesn't apply to Windows, obviously, although I assume the nightly will co-exist with the beta - can't be bothered to open up Windows and test, though.) Enjoy! Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http

Re: [WSG] Using target=_blank

2007-07-24 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
salesperson, and ask yourself if you are right to believe that acting in such a manner towards your visitors is an acceptable thing to do. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] IE7 and iframes

2007-07-26 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
what the problem is, not what it isn't ;-) We're not psychic, and just saying broken in IE7 tells us precisely nothing about the nature of the problems you are encountering. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-03 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
remember all the ins and outs of that one, but could try to dig out the work I did on it the other year if anybody's interested. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-03 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
to 20px, assuming browser starts at 16px */ } div#wrapper { font-size: 50%; /* and back down to 10px */ } and took it from there :-) (Still falls foul of a minimum font-size set in the browser preferences, though.) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-04 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 3 Aug 2007, at 20:14:59, Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: (Still falls foul of a minimum font-size set in the browser preferences, though.) I wouldn't say it falls foul. If a user has set a minimum size, then a page should heed that. It still *respects* minimum font-size

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-04 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. On a brand-new, never-run Windows XP SP 2 install (gotta love Parallels): download and run Opera, minimum font size is 9px. So it looks like somebody at Opera goofed, either in writing that document, or in not keeping it updated. HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] setting fontsize in body

2007-08-04 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
size 20px - AHAH! minimum font size 9px. I'm now going to make my dinner and won't be thinking about font sizes for the rest of the weekend :-) Cheers, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List

RE: [WSG] Speaking of alt tags . . .

2007-09-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
is not the only disability. Accessibility isn't just about screen reader behaviour.) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] Element suggestion requested

2007-09-20 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 20 Sep 2007, at 11:56, Rick Lecoat wrote: On 19/9/07 (15:17) Kenny said: Yup. It's a list of values. Thanks for that Kenny. Even before posting the question I had started to code the 'Values' as a list, but then ran into difficulty styling it -- the vertically expandable box requires

Re: [WSG] Element suggestion requested

2007-09-21 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
of a list of statements, which is basically what this is. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] document.getElementById slow?

2007-10-06 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
for the pub :-) However you can go into work on Monday, point at your colleague and laugh maniacally while shouting U haz fail very loudly (or whatever the etiquette in your workplace permits) because (s)he's wrong :-D HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] London Meetup for people interested in an informal discussion around web standards

2007-10-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 11 Oct 2007, at 10:58, Joseph Ortenzi wrote: Thanks Karl, but the pubstandards group appears to have withered away and died, unfortunately. at least the UK one. Erm... http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/290703/ Next pubstandards UK meetup is next Thursday :-) HTH, Nick. -- Nick

Re: [WSG] London Meetup for people interested in an informal discussion around web standards

2007-10-11 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
but don't expect to learn too much : And if you _do_ learn anything, don't expect to remember it the next day :-) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] introducing a prompt to download or open a pdf

2007-10-16 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 16 Oct 2007, at 08:40, dwain wrote: i did not put the pdf icon (don't know where to get one) http://www.adobe.com/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe:

Re: [WSG] introducing a prompt to download or open a pdf

2007-10-16 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 16 Oct 2007, at 10:43, dwain wrote: On 10/16/07, Nick Fitzsimons [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On 16 Oct 2007, at 08:40, dwain wrote: i did not put the pdf icon (don't know where to get one) http://www.adobe.com/ thanks, i found one. where do i put this icon before or after the link

Re: [WSG] introducing a prompt to download or open a pdf

2007-10-17 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
://www.robertnyman.com/2005/11/07/the- ultimate-getelementsbyclassname/#comment-1583 HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] introducing a prompt to download or open a pdf

2007-10-17 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 17 Oct 2007, at 13:47, Chris Knowles wrote: Nick Fitzsimons wrote: Word boundaries aren't right either; for exmple, they will match a hyphen, so matching on some-thing will match some-thing-else. As per the HTML spec, class names are space-separated, so you need to match on spaces

Re: [WSG] javascript/DOM scripting in cross-browser-land [UPDATE]

2007-10-17 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
and line number will put you at the place that the error occurred. You can set a breakpoint there and that allows you to see what value variables have, etc. HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List

Re: [WSG] Encoded mailto links

2007-10-18 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
On 18 Oct 2007, at 15:49, Anders Nawroth wrote: IMHO captchas are used too much, as they suck considerably! And they are also frowned upon by the W3C because of their inaccessibility, and the fact that they provide a false sense of security: http://www.w3.org/TR/turingtest/

Re: [WSG] Encoded mailto links

2007-10-19 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. In addition, a few second level domain names reserved for use as examples are documented. http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2606.txt Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] browsers render differently with Optroup

2007-10-24 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
remove it. http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/index/attributes.html is a quick way to check whether an attribute is required or not. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http

Re: [WSG] SilverLight

2007-10-30 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
is the sole determiner of what constitutes accurate data and what doesn’t. http://blog.didierstevens.com/2007/10/23/ a000n-o000l00d00-0i000e000-00t0ric000k/#comment-16560 Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Testing emails for Outlook 2007

2007-11-07 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
if you don't have Microsoft Word installed: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/CD102258581033.aspx Maybe somebody with access to Outlook 2007 can compare the two to see if they are comparable. HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] Rockwell?

2007-12-21 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
. Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] Background images versus image

2008-01-23 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
, so that users of such assistive technologies would be able to use the page. HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http

Re: [WSG] hello

2008-02-13 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
Could somebody enlighten me as to what any of these irrelevant ramblings about a marketing buzzphrase have to do with Web Standards? NickFitz in about time to unsubscribe from this list if it's going to degenerate into pretentious drivel mode... -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

Re: [WSG] * { display: inline; }

2008-02-19 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
model which prevents it from rendering the contents of the head element. So it's IE that's odd :-) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm

Re: [WSG] PNG file sizes

2008-04-16 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
to assist it when the file is opened for editing at a later time. Use the Save for Web and Devices dialog instead and it will create much smaller files. HTH, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/ *** List Guidelines

Re: [WSG] selectutorial

2008-04-17 Thread Nick Fitzsimons
everything in the document. (It can still be of value without impairing rendering efficiency unduly when applied at a more specific level, e.g. #example p *.) Regards, Nick. -- Nick Fitzsimons http://www.nickfitz.co.uk

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