Simon Willison’s Weblog


Thursday, 12th September 2002

Arouse your PC

Dave Winer: Why be Semantic when you can be Romantic?

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Zeldman on Caesar’s palace?

Is this photo for real?

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The RDF in RSS

DJ Adams: The RDF in RSS: Just a bit of a brain dump of what I’ve been learning over the past couple of days.

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The float label bug

Strange Mozilla bug: In some versions of Mozilla / Netscape 6+ <label> elements that have a float applied to them will vanish. Tom Gilder’s test case can be viewed here. I tried it in Mozilla 1.1 beta and the page behaved as expected but Netscape 6.22 suffered from the bug. Apparently Netscape 7 still has the bug, which would suggest it was spun off from the Mozilla code base before that bug was fixed. Rust Randal’s CSS form demo gets around this problem with a span inside a label, which seems to be the most effective workaround but is frustrating as it requires additional markup to solve what is a pretty obscure bug.

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Surfing the apocalypse

The Guerrilla News Network: S-11 Redux: (Channel) Surfing the Apocalypse.

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Randal Rust on accessibility

Randal Rust has posted an updated version of his excellent CSS forms demo. While exploring Randal’s site I stumbled across ALPHABET SOUP: A web designer’s journey to standards and accessibility, an excellent article advocating CSS, web standards and accessibility which includes the following noteworthy quotation:

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More link muppets

HSBC (you have to look pretty hard for this one, they’ve hidden it under “Trade Marks and Copyright”):

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Wining and Dining

Kevin Burton: My Dinner with Dave Winer. Something tells me this won’t be linked from Scripting News.

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