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Living Can Kill You

Testing generated content; don’t use DOM 2

Gavin Laking is tabulating how browser’s display CSS-generated content (specifically Adrian Holovaty’s blockquote+cite trick). If you’re visiting the cite, send Laking feedback on how it works for your browser/OS.

The W3C finally releases DOM Level 2 as a recommendation, then admonishes its use via News.com. Essentially, the warnings say, “Don't rely on scripts because it makes sites less accessible — plus there’s other stuff in the works” (that would be the plan to one day move common script-like behaviours into recommendations like CSS, SMIL, XForms and SVG). Great in concept, but real-world implementation is quite a ways off.

Also made available, with the help of the United States National Institute of Standards and Technology: a test suite with more than 500 tests.