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You’re So Smart You Turned JavaScript into XHTML

Web developers overwhelmingly rejected the draconian error-handing of XML …and yet today, web developers are embracing that very same error-handling model by rendering everything with JavaScript.

I don’t think it’s the way of the web to have your site fail and show a blank screen because some third-party dependency doesn’t load, JavaScript is turned off or because your developer left a trailing comma in a JavaScript object and didn’t test in Internet Explorer.

Google

A fascinating examination by Hixie of web technologies that may have technically been “better” than HTML, but still found themselves subsumed into the simpler, more straightforward, good ol’ hypertext markup language.

The follow-on comments are definitely worth a read too.

HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guidelines

A first bash at describing how to write (X)HTML5 documents that can be parsed as XML as well as HTML.

Misunderstanding Markup: XHTML 2/HTML 5 Comic Strip | How-To | Smashing Magazine

My words have been given new life in comic form thanks to the very talented Brad Colbow.

Thoughts on the whole XHTML/HTML5 affair | Morethanseven

I think Gareth is reading my mind. Get out my mind, Gareth!

Archive of W3C News in 2009

It looks like XHTML2 is going to get mothballed at the end of this year.

The Future of Code

Steven Pemberton, one of my favourite long-term thinkers, talks about programming, markup and XForms.

Validifier: Turn Flash embed code into valid XHTML

A handy little tool to turn video embedding markup into valid XHTML.

Eric's Archived Thoughts: The Missing Link

An excellent passionate call to action by Eric explaining why the href attribute should be freed from the shackles of the anchor element.

Google Doctype - Google Code

This looks like it could be a very valuable resource indeed: a user-contributed and edited reference for HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

Validator S.A.C. - Stand-Alone W3C HTML Validator Application for Mac OS X

For those times when you need to validate your markup but you don't have a 'net connection.

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : What crisis?

I was feeling very browbeaten after Molly's tirade but count on Jeffrey to put things in perspective.

Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics

Useful markup statistics from Google, complete with snotty commentary.

Eric's Archived Thoughts: Adium: Chatting With Style

You can skin Adium using just XHTML and CSS. Who knew?

Valid downlevel-revealed conditional comments | 456 Berea Street

Keep this one handy in case you have to use conditional comments to hide something from Internet Explorer.

Liquid Designs

This is something I always meant to do but never got around to: a gallery site for good liquid design.

hReview

There's a new microformat on the block.

Web specifications supported in Opera 8

The DOM support looks great.

Rob Weychert

Rejoice! Rob has redesigned and it's a thing of beauty, semantically and visually.