Lively discussions on the graphic arts and publishing — in print or on the web

Go Back   Desktop Publishing Forum > General Discussions > Web Design

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 01-23-2008, 01:40 AM   #2
iamback's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Amsterdam, NL
Posts: 4,894

Well.... there seems to be real progress in terms of useful semantic constructs. What I consider a major step back is allowing non-XML markup syntax for that: that makes it harder, not easier, to learn.

I predict this (more options, less stringent rules) will lead to a great increase in tag soup, just when we were on the road towards more, cleaner (XHTML) markup supported by development tools and CMSs.

I shudder at the continuation of event attributes though - scripting should be done unobtrusively and does not need any attributes at all. While discontinuing the longdesc attribute is a major loss for accessibility (at least I see no alternative mechanism for this functionality); loss of some accessibility table markup attributes (and even structural ones like align - there is a reason these are not deprecated in XHTML!) also constitute a loss of accessibility: you can no longer do accessible (or even complex) table markup!

Let's wait for the necessary two complete implementations though... we're not there yet.

Marjolein Katsma
Look through my eyes on Cultural Surfaces (soon!), My ArtFlakes shop and Flickr.
Occasionally I am also connecting online dots... and sometimes you can follow me on Marjolein's Travel Blog

Last edited by iamback; 01-23-2008 at 01:56 AM.
iamback is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HTML is Dead. Long live HTML. Five that is... CarlSeiler Web Design 3 07-30-2007 11:04 PM
Alternate to Spec Cubed? Norman Hathaway Print Production & Automation 3 05-15-2006 02:06 PM

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Contents copyright 2004–2018 Desktop Publishing Forum and its members.