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By: Jeni Tennison
There's been quite a bit of discussion recently about the use of hash-bang URIs following their adoption by Gawker, and the ensuing downtime of that site. The TAG at the W3C have also been drafting a document on Repurposing the Hash Sign for the New Web which takes a rather wider view than just the hash-bang issue, and on which they are seeking comments. All matters of design involve weighing different choices against some criteria that you decide on implicitly or explicitly
By: Karl Dubost
HTTP is not very well understood, and most of the time, it is ok. But when it is time to create a Web application, having a solid understanding of HTTP verbs will help you to create a good citizen of the Web. This is my attempt to explain HTTP PUT. Your comments are welcome.
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.
Noone seems to know where the story begins; Ian Jacobs reminded me about magic namespaces as I enjoyed breakfast on Thursday; Steven Pemberton and Bert Bos had told it to him, perhaps prompted by Ian Hickson's question in the URI-based...