The W3C’s Mike[tm] Smith (AKA @sideshowbarker) is the man with his head in the W3C validation markup checking tool source code; he makes the magic happen. Questions were asked for the HTML5 Doctor reader’s delight and edification. First off tell us a bit about what you do and what you work on I don’t work. […]
HTML5 Element Index
Forwards In recent weeks I contacted around 40 people, a cross section of those who have banged away at, or banged on about, HTML5. I asked them for their perspectives on HTML5 becoming a W3C Recommendation. Below are the words of the 28 people who responded, pretty much in the order they hit my inbox: […]
By Marcos Cáceres and Bruce Lawson. Many of us who work on the web are actively working to narrow “the gap” between native applications and web applications. (Disclosure: your humble authors, Marcos Caceres and Bruce Lawson work for browser vendors – Mozilla and Opera respectively – and therefore have mortgage-related reasons to convince you this […]
ARIA (WAI-ARIA if you want to be formal) is a set of attributes that you can add to HTML elements. These attributes communicate role, state and property semantics to assistive technologies via the accessibility APIs implemented in browsers. The W3C HTML specification provides information about which ARIA attributes are allowed to be used on each […]
It’s nearly two years since I suggested a <picture> element as a strawman proposal as a way to solve the problem of responsive images, so let’s have a look at how we’re doing.
The definitions of the blockquote and cite elements in the HTML specification have recently been updated. This article explains what the changes mean for developers.
Since the mists of HTML 2 we’ve been able to semantically indicate added or removed information using the elements
<del> respectively. While seemingly simple on the surface these elements have hidden depths. I’ll also compare and contrast
<s>, recently out of font style rehab and back in HTML5. Let’s start with
Recently, main was formally added to the W3C HTML specification. Now that the dust has settled, it’s about time we dive in to find out where and when it’s appropriate to use main. Let’s get started.