Microformats is natively supported in HTML5, just like it was in HTML 4, because Microformats use the built-in extension mechanisms of HTML.

We considered RDFa long and hard (in fact this is an issue that’s a hot topic right now), but at the end of the day, while some people really like it, I don’t think it strikes the right balance between power and ease of authoring. For example, it uses namespaces and prefixes, which by and large confuse authors to no end. Just recently though I proposed something of a compromise which takes some of RDFa’s better ideas and puts them into HTML 5, so hopefully that will take care of the main needs that caused people to invent RDFa. We’ll see.

Ian Hickson

Line wrapping text in legend elements

Roger Johansson: In some cases you should Use the fieldset and legend elements to group HTML form controls. One problem that may lead to though is when the legend text is too long to fit the width of its containing fieldset element.

No sniffing please

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It is entirely possible to encounter IE8 sending the IE7 User Agent string to the server while using the IE8 Standards Mode rendering engine; conversely, you can encounter the IE8 User Agent string while rendering in IE7’s engine.

If there ever was an argument against merely sniffing the User Agent string to base your code off of, this would be it.

Faruk Ateş: IE8 and the X-UA-Compatible situation

Lazy – The on-demand jQuery plugin loader

This Jquery plugin is an on-demand plugin loader, also known as a lazy loader. Instead of downloading all Jquery-plugins, you might or might not need, when the page loads. Lazy downloads the plugins when you actually use them.


When I was back there in seminary school
There was a person there
Who put forth the proposition
That you can petition the Lord with prayer
Petition the lord with prayer
Petition the lord with prayer

You cannot petition the lord with prayer!

The Doors

RSS is NOT dead

When you reboot your computer, whether it’s a Mac or Linux machine or Windows box or netbook, probably even your cellphone, they all first load some ancient code written in the 70s by some guy no one remembers. That’s the way software works.