XHTML Media Types Working Group Note updated
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.
CSSquirrel makes comics out of hot topics
At cssquirrel.com, Kyle Weems turns hot web related topics into enjoyable comics that should make a lot of web geeks smile.
Validating WAI-ARIA in HTML and XHTML
Validating WAI-ARIA in HTML or XHTML is currently more difficult than it could be, but it is possible and there is hope that it will be easier in the near future.
Use the label element to make your HTML forms accessible
By using the label element to associate form controls with their label text, you improve the accessibility of HTML forms and make styling and scripting them easier.
Understanding and extending semantics in HTML
John Allsopp on the current and possible future states of semantics on the HTML based Web.
Elements and Attributes in HTML 5
A list of all elements and attributes currently included in the HTML 5 specification (which is a Working Draft).
New W3C working group to improve HTML
W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee acknowledges that HTML needs to be kept alive. Making people use XML failed, so a new working group will gradually improve HTML.
Levels of HTML knowledge
Descriptions of a few different levels of HTML knowledge among people working in the web industry.
Required elements and optional tags in HTML
The start and end tags of some elements (html, head, body) may be completely removed from an HTML document, even though the elements themselves are required.
It's alt attribute, not alt tag
There is no such thing as an alt tag in HTML. Alt is an attribute, required for the img element and specified in the img tag.
Character references in HTML and XML
Everything you need to know about numeric character references and character entity references in HTML and XML.
HTML tags vs. elements vs. attributes
An article that explains the difference between tags, elements, and attributes in HTML.
The perils of using XHTML properly
A discussion of the issues involved in serving XHTML with the application/xhtml+xml MIME type.
Quotations and citations: quoting text
When quoting text in HTML, there are several ways of marking up the quoted text. Which way you choose depends on what you’re quoting, how …
Safari and XHTML
I just want to share a couple of issues I’ve come across with Safari and XHTML served as application/xhtml+xml. I’m slightly annoyed by th…
Note: There is a follow-up to this article: Content negotiation, AdSense, and comments. As most of you probably know, XHTML should be serv…
Ampersands and validation
Anne van Kesteren writes about the XML entities that must be encoded in Ampersands matter. One of those entities is the ampersand, &, …
I’ve been following Dan Cederholm’s SimpleQuiz series since the beginning, and find it a great way to figure out the most semantical way t…
HTML - not so simple
A while back, Patrick Griffiths at HTML Dog wrote about the need to take HTML seriously. I agree with what he is saying. It seems like man…
Doggie style HTML
Patrick Griffiths recently launched HTML Dog, a collection of resources and guides, with the ambition to help people learn standards compl…
Fun with forms
Most people working with the web need to create HTML forms from time to time. Some of us have to do it quite often. Few know everything th…
Mark Pilgrim’s All That We Can Leave Behind is an introductory tutorial to XHTML 2.0. It also explains why modern, structured markup is be…