There were two articles on Web today that inspired a long story in me. One was about the implications of semantic Web design and the other was about Web accessibility and standards. For me, the tone of the articles was positive; they seemed to say that persistance pays. Anyway, here’s my story. Back in 1997, [...]
A solipsist, to oversimplify, is the ultimate skeptic. To a solipsist, empiricism is bogus. An independent reality cannot be logically proved to exist, and even the past could be an illusion that merely accounts for the present state of mind of the observer. The only thing a solipsist is certain of is personal subjective experience–I [...]
Search engines reveal yet another reason why Word and Acrobat formats are not appropriate for the Web. Documents on the Web really should just be ASCII text, HTML or XHTML.
Very disturbing news in weapons research yesterday–something that could blur the line between conventional and nuclear weapons–nuclear isomer weapons.
Many of the beautiful designs at the CSS Zen Garden rely on a trick that’s been dubbed Farhner Image Replacement. In the best of worlds, this trick would actually enhance accessibility, but the reality is that at least one screen reader (JAWS, the market leading screen reading tool.) breaks it. As such, I have to [...]
In the best of worlds, ECMAscript-driven stylesheet-switchers wouldn’t be necessary; browsers would load and parse all linked stylesheets and then give the user the option to choose one that suits. In the real world this isn’t true, so I gotta kludge to cope. Allow me to explain what I mean.