W3C: “Hold off on deploying HTML5 in websites”

Updated October 6, 2010

Doc Sheldon

I picked up some interesting chatter on Slashdot tonight, about W3C telling the world not to implement HTML5 on websites, essentially because it doesn’t work across browsers.

I don’t know how many developers are really trying to convert to HTML5 already, but surely there must be some that are. And according to the cross-talk at Slashdot, there’s at least a few that have no intention of holding off, waiting for W3C to work it out in 5 or 6 years.

One comment made was, “Essentially, we are seeing a big beta test of the HTML5 spec”, referring to the present scenario. He went on to say, “It helps ensure what makes it into the spec is what people are actually building sites with and what user’s are actually using, rather than simply what the workgroup thinks people would like”.

Makes a lot of sense, if you ask me. Even if you don’t ask.
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It’s Time For Me to Get a New Computer!

Updated October 3, 2010

Doc Sheldon

I’ve been fighting and cussing my Dell Inspiron laptop all week! I still don’t know what got into it, but after several days of hair-pulling and probably a hundred or more re-boots, I was finally able to get it to act right!

The registry looked like someone tossed a hand grenade in there, and my event logs weren’t in any recognizable language. Aside from that… let’s just say it’s a good thing it has so many cables connected – more than once I picked it up, and was ready to put it through a window! [Read more…]