Archived posts, January 2010
Vlad Alexander argues that web browsers should display error messages for corrupt HTML 5 and invites Ian Hickson to debate on this topic.
The W3C HTML Accessibility Task Force will help ensure that HTML 5 provides features to enable Web content to be accessible to people with disabilities.
By contacting organisations with inaccessible websites about the problems you encounter, you increase the chances of them fixing their sites. W3C's WAI has created a document intended to help you do this.
The Senior Program Manager of Microsoft's Internet Explorer Team has announced that Microsoft has joined the W3C's Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group.
How browsers display alt text for missing images varies, so it would be nice to see this standardised by specifying the recommended behaviour in HTML 5.
The W3C XHTML Media Types Note now includes compatibility guidelines and allows XHTML 1.1 documents to be served as text/html provided that they conform to those guidelines.