Archive for June, 2006

Validity: Those Taking Up Arms

Monday, June 26, 2006 0:07 1 Comment

Because I think it’s important that validity should remain in WCAG 2.0, I’ve written to the Working Group and asked for it to be retained as a level 2 success criterion. I’m happy with unambiguous parsing being a level 1 success criterion, but I’d include along the lines of "Create documents that validate to published [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Articles, Standards, Technology

The Eternal Question: Should you blow your nose or watch for meteorites?

Saturday, June 24, 2006 18:21 1 Comment

From The Register… a recent British Medical Journal exposé revealed that between 1560 and 2005, seventeen people were struck by meteorites while expelling the contents of their nasal passeages. The reason? They simply had not been alerted to the possible risk. So all you hayfever sufferers, now is the time to be doubly careful.

This was posted under category: Life, Oddities

Newcastle’s New Squad

Friday, June 23, 2006 18:28 30 Comments

One of my work colleagues – I’ll not name him apart from to say he’s from Barnsley, he’s a Yorkshire Terrier, a tremendous fan of Yorkshire Cricket Club and his name is Adam Harper – isn’t possibly the worlds greatest fan of my team, Newcastle United. I put this down to a number of reasons: [...]

This was posted under category: Newcastle United, Sport

Validity: A Call To Arms

Sunday, June 18, 2006 1:07 4 Comments

In case you’re not aware, WCAG 2.0 doesn’t insist that web pages should be valid. It instead insist that they must be able to be parsed unambigously. Basically, this means that your nesting of elements should be correct and you shouldn’t have overlapping elements. The only publicly stated reason that I could in anyway see [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Articles, Standards, Technology

@Media 2006 – The Alternative Review

Saturday, June 17, 2006 8:51 2 Comments

@Media 2006 ("atmedia") was a web development conference held in London with speakers on various topics from across the country and beyond. If you want to find out what it was like from a web development perspective, you’re in the wrong place. I did say it was an alternative review. This is the not-the-conference review. [...]

This was posted under category: Accessibility, Blogging, Standards, Technology

Oh, I nearly forgot to mention…

Monday, June 12, 2006 22:54 1 Comment

England won the other day. Yaaaay!

This was posted under category: Sport

Give us our Gospels back you thieving southern bar stewards

Monday, June 12, 2006 19:12 1 Comment

As you may or may not be aware, the Lindisfarne Gospels are housed in the British Museum in London. They were taken from the island of Lindisfarne, where there were first created in latin in around 700AD. They were then wrenched away from they home and forcibly transported against their will by their evil British [...]

This was posted under category: Local Interest

The Letter T – A Meme Event

Thursday, June 1, 2006 0:22 2 Comments

I noticed Mike was ranting on about the letter N for seemingly no apparent reason, other than it’s one of those bloggy meme things, so I thought I’d join in. Anyway, leaving a comment on his site qualifies me to be given a letter, and as I’d spend half of the comment declaring how round [...]

This was posted under category: Memes, Technology