"...Microsoft's proposal is for web developers to opt-in to Internet Explorer 8's standards mode by adding in a new meta tag (or HTTP header) [...] Microsoft are demanding that we web standards developers favour them with time, cost and effort, while they continue to abrogate their responsibilities to their half a billion clients. [...] Microsoft on the other hand are now expecting us web developers to carry the burden of their responsibility. Instead of Microsoft abiding by the responsibility of rendering pages according to the open defined standards, Microsoft are intent on making standards-based pages second class citizens. [...] We web developers should not be paying for Microsoft's mistakes.Read more »
"W3C announced today the publication of SPARQL, the key standard for opening up data on the Semantic Web. With SPARQL query technology, pronounced "sparkle," people can focus on what they want to know rather than on the database technology or data format used behind the scenes to store the data. Because SPARQL queries express high-level goals, it is easier to extend them to unanticipated data sources, or even to port them to new applications. «Trying to use the Semantic Web without SPARQL is like trying to use a relational database without SQL» explained Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. «SPARQL makes it possible to query information from databases and other diverse sources in the wild, across the Web» ..." via http://www.w3.org/News/2008#item6Read more »
"Canadian cable and telecom giant Rogers Communications has come under fire for violating Internet neutrality principles after testing a new technology called Internet Subscriber Notification System (ISNS) that inserts messages – like ads – on third-party websites..."Read more »
"Don't ask what it's going to fix. Ask what it's going to break... And I'm not even kidding..."
Via the Standblog: http://standblog.org/blog/post/2007/12/07/Towards-a-new-engine-for-IE8-b...Read more »
"I've only just come across this, perhaps the best summary of why using Flash is the wrong way to create Web apps..."Read more »
"...So the Net and the Web may both be shaped as something mathematicians call a Graph, but they are at different levels. The Net links computers, the Web links documents.
Now, people are making another mental move. There is realization now, 'It's not the documents, it is the things they are about which are important". Obvious, really' ..." -- Tim Berners-Lee.Read more »
"Nick Carr posted recently about 'Google, Apple and the future of personal computing'. I agree that mainstream popular computing is shifting from desktop apps to web apps, and while Microsoft is trying to do it all itself, specialist players like Apple and Google are forming coalitions. But I disagree that the future will be found in Apple: The future is in free software..."Read more »
Social Source Commons is a place to share lists of software tools that you already use, gain knowledge and support, and discover new tools. It’s a place to meet people with similar needs and interests and answer the question: what tools do they use?
Enough said :)Read more »
"...Microsoft is too big to fail, but in the end it will likely become another AOL - a company that tried to create a walled "web-like" partition and failed, and that is now becoming increasingly irrelevant as a consequence...Read more »
So Mozilla has hit the 400 million downloads magic number, well whoopy doo, so what? The important thing is market share, and I don't see Mozilla jumping up and down yelling 'we have 8 percent, we have 8 percent' in fact in the posting they quote the Europe only figure of 28 percent which looks a lot better.Read more »
"...This much is clear - arguing about HTML vs plain text or complaining about standards support in email isn't going to get us anywhere. It's time to get off our butts and actually help email client manufacturers to introduce better standards support..."Read more »
"...At the end of July, Mitchell Baker presented on “The Internet, Mozilla, and the Public Benefit” at The Internet as a Public Good Symposium at Harvard. The list of sessions is available and slides or documents from the presentations there are available as well..."Read more »
The developers of Pligg (the engine behind FSDaily) are willing to sell Pligg. The problem here is not the selling but what they are saying.
It is unbelievable that they miss completely what is the FSM, what "community" means and where they will be today if that community didn't have promoted them. They even call us free-riders in a very offensive way. Read more at the forum.
"This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos)..."Read more »
"...These small bits of Semantic HTML will allow website viewers to interact with websites in many more ways. For example..."Read more »