Archived posts, June 2010

Validating HTML5 in the browser

I'm looking for a browser extension that supports HTML5 and automatically validates the markup of every page I load in the browser without sending anything to a remote server.

Posted on June 3, 2010 in HTML 5, Web Standards, Browsers

New windows with JavaScript and the target attribute

A better, less obtrusive way of using JavaScript to open new windows than using window.open() is to programmatically set the target attribute.

Posted on June 8, 2010 in JavaScript, Usability, Accessibility

Be careful with non-ascii characters in URLs

Unless you have really strong internationalisation requirements, consider sticking to the following characters in URLs: a-z, A-Z, 0-9, -, ., _, and ~.

Posted on June 14, 2010 in Web Standards, Usability, Quick Tips, Browsers