Category Archives: Web Design

This week at W3C: Encrypted Video and the Open Web, Touch Events is a W3C Standard, Auto industry turning to HTML5, etc.

This is the 4 – 11 October 2013 edition of a “weekly digest of W3C news and trends” that I prepare for the W3C Membership and public-w3c-digest mailing list (publicly archived). This digest aggregates information about W3C and W3C technology from online media —a snapshot of how W3C and its work is perceived in online […]

IndieUI: Events expands user interface interactions for mobile and more

The IndieUI Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of IndieUI: Events 1.0. IndieUI: Events focuses on common types of user interface interactions that are controlled in different ways across platforms, such as scrolling the view, canceling an action, changing the value of a user input widget, selecting a range, placing focus on an object, etc. These user intentions can be inferred from hardware- and platform-specific user interactions through the keyboard, mouse, speech, or touch input.

Serving XHTML with math: a recipe for Apache

The future version 5 of HTML will allow math in a Web page, but the current version 4 does not. You can use XHTML instead, but not all Web clients understand it. Here is a recipe for the Apache Web server to make it return XHTML as HTML to such clients. That HTML will be invalid, of course, because it contains math, but the non-math parts are still handled. It's not as good a solution as having two versions of a page, but it's cheap.