Simon Willison’s Weblog

Thursday, 11th September 2008

The technical stack: Django and Flex. Nice case study of a site using Django’s i18n support along with django-rosetta. # 8:33 pm

Prototype based programming in python. Neat implementation of JavaScript-style prototype inheritance in Python. # 5:50 pm

The alt=“” attribute from Ian Hickson. In case you were wondering how it all ended, Hixie has a mammoth summary post explaining the facts and the potential alternatives. # 5:45 pm

Interview with Ian Hickson about HTML5. Good questions, interesting answers, including an explanation and breakdown of the planned 2022 date for the final recommendation. # 5:29 pm

Dromaeo: JavaScript Performance Testing (via) This is one classy benchmark. Run it in as many browsers as you like (each run is saved to the server and assigned a run ID), then compare the results by appending ?id=[run1],[run2]... to the URL. # 4:06 pm