Articles by Steve Faulkner

HTML5 – Check it Before you Wreck it with Mike[tm] Smith

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. […]

The ride to 5

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: […]

Using ARIA in HTML

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 […]

cite and blockquote – reloaded

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.