After 15 years working with all of you all around the world on Web technologies and standards, I’m taking a position as a Biomedical Informatics Software Engineer in the department of biostatistics at the University of Kansas Medical center. The … Continue reading
Structured data on the web got a boost this week, with Google’s announcement of Rich Snippets and Rich Snippets in Custom Search. Structured data at such a large scale raises at least three issues: Syntax Vocabulary Policy Google’s documentation shows … Continue reading
I had a pretty small data interchange problem the other day: I just wanted to archive some play lists that I had compiled using various music player daemon (mpd) clients. The mpd server stores playlists as simple m3u files, i.e. … Continue reading
I could use some help getting my head around security for Web Applications and mashups. The first time someone told me W3C should be working on specs help the browser prevent sensitive data from leaking out of enterprises, I didn’t … Continue reading
The W3C web server is spending most of its time serving DTDs to various bits of XML processing software. While XSLT processors such as xsltproc and Xalan have no technical dependency on the XHTML DTDs, I suspect they’re used with XHTML enough that shipping copies of the DTDs along with the XSLT processing software is a win all around.
GRDDL, a mechanism for putting RDF data in XML/XHTML documents, is specified mostly at the XPath data model level. Some GRDDL software goes beyond XML and supports HTML as she are spoke, aka tag soup. HTML 5 is intended to … Continue reading
In a recent item on IE8 Security, Eric Lawrence, Security Program Manager for Internet Explorer, introduced a work-around to the security risks associated with content-type sniffing: an authoritative=true parameter on the Content-Type header in HTTP. This re-started discussion of the … Continue reading
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