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by MikeGale
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: A milestone (of sorts) reached in web specifications
Replies: 2
Views: 3404

Re: A milestone (of sorts) reached in web specifications

I guess that some people who were foolishly hoping for adequate progress, may pause to think. The web might "fork". Some content defined as an improved XHTML with decent widgets and the ability to express things that HTML 5 fails to imagine . Would be interesting, and the current "system" has certai...
by MikeGale
Wed Oct 29, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: A milestone (of sorts) reached in web specifications
Replies: 2
Views: 3404

A milestone (of sorts) reached in web specifications

I see that some sort of agreement http://j.mp/1u9aHCb has been reached in the broken specification process that currently plagues XHTML definition!
by MikeGale
Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / properties
Replies: 7
Views: 5232

Re: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / propertie

Hi Albert.

Beta installed and initial tests run.

Looks good. Accepted all the SVG specific CSS properties used in that page.
by MikeGale
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / properties
Replies: 7
Views: 5232

Re: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / propertie

Thanks Albert.

I found the properties already in the configuration so I assumed.
by MikeGale
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / properties
Replies: 7
Views: 5232

Re: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / propertie

Yep SVG is active, in Categories. (After looking through configuration I decided to ask the question rather than attempt to edit it.) I reproduced the problem using the SVG at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/BlankMap-World6-Equirectangular.svg I embedded this directly in a page, m...
by MikeGale
Mon Oct 13, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / properties
Replies: 7
Views: 5232

How to switch on SVG specific CSS attributes / properties

I'm currently re-investigating using SVG on pages. (For example http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Blank_SVG_maps_of_the_world , which is a public domain world map.) When validating with version 14.05, some attributes / properties are not recognised. For example fill-opacity, stroke, stroke-...
by MikeGale
Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 11732

Re: HTTPS

That SSLTest link is great. (The last time I used it, I'm pretty sure it wasn't this good, thanks for the update.) An ISP injecting JavaScript is insane . I can't believe that anybody, who had a clue what he was doing, would even try that. When your ISP is that much of an enemy we really need to mov...
by MikeGale
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 11732

Re: HTTPS

On decent encryption. (I haven't written a tool to explore this in detail, but a few manual tests paint a poor picture.) The issues I've seen come from web server config. Servers are not forced to give you your preferred security suite. If your suite has no overlap they just deliver nothing at all! ...
by MikeGale
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 11732

Re: HTTPS

I think a message about scheme-relative URL's is a good idea. Many developers don't know about it. Ample evidence is those common browser messages about mixed secure and insecure content. The message could mention: Use one protocol (for markup, css, js, images...) independent of markup on page. The ...
by MikeGale
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 11732

Perfect Forward Security

This link https://www.htmlvalidator.com/CSEForum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1994&p=8647&hilit=perfect+forward#p8647 , relates. When I experimented with nice tight definitions on my browser it failed with a lot of sites. Many web sites are effectively hostile to honouring your desire for decent encryption!
by MikeGale
Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HTTPS
Replies: 13
Views: 11732

Re: HTTPS

As people become more aware of surveillance by all sorts of people, HTTPS makes more sense . I imagine the Google initiative is a direct result of this growing awareness. They were especially annoyed when they learned that, despite the access they already gave spy agencies, some of those agencies sn...
by MikeGale
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:45 am
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: JavaScript
Replies: 2
Views: 5972

Re: JavaScript

This is along standing problem. There are a number of partial solutions (some browsers only, might inject some "extras"...) which in their native form involve manual intervention. In essence the raw source disappears when the browser builds a DOM. If you write good markup, the difference will be sma...
by MikeGale
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:18 am
Forum: Site Promotion & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Topic: An interesting move from Search Engines
Replies: 1
Views: 4636

An interesting move from Search Engines

Search engines are seemingly going beyond simply reading HTML. They are having a look at what JS and CSS do to the content.

http://www.infoq.com/news/2014/05/googl ... s-js-hints

This may impact how you develop content.
by MikeGale
Wed May 28, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Anyone still using Windows XP?
Replies: 5
Views: 7667

Re: Anyone still using Windows XP?

According to http://www.netmarketshare.com/operating-system-market-share.aspx In April 2014 XP was the second most common OS after Windows 7. Running on over 25% of desktop OS's. That same page has a trend line too. (Shows 37.17% down to 26.29% in 10 months, at that rate it would be about 20 months ...
by MikeGale
Mon May 26, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Which web browser is best?
Replies: 39
Views: 48301

Re: Which web browser is best?

I think hidden spying is undesirable in principle , but there is a practical side . There are so called "advanced persistent threats" out there. APT's . Not just your tax payer funded guys but some purely criminal. They collect and buy up the information that is captured by others, put it together a...