Not sure when everything got so nasty…
At some point, the idea of supporting Web standards became a black-and-white issue. Too many are willing to vilify the work of others (and sometimes the authors themselves) unless all of the following are done:
- the page validates,
- it’s sent as with the “correct” MIME type,
- uses CSS for layout,
- is semantically marked-up,
- and is accessible.
Now with people being publicly ridiculed and insulted for trying to expand on an interesting idea, it’s only a matter of time before a someone is murdered with an ice pick in Mexico.
(Yes, that previous sentence is a bit over-the-top, but the Web standards crowd seems to be splitting into the same bickering camps too often found on the political left.)
Given the tone of the times, I should berate Mark Pilgrim for not mentioning that I was the one who “discovered” the Language Pseudo-Class Filter months ago! Instead, I’ll link to his piece on Safari 1.1 hacks, and urge you to read about them. Why am I doing this? Because:
- I don’t care about the credit — it’s about spreading knowledge not growing the ego,
- that’s the beauty of the medium,
- he confirmed it works in Safari 1.1.
First puretracks.com offers us Canadians a U.S.-like online music store, now Movies for Me is offering us a Netflix-like service. Essentially, for $25 you get three movies sent to you. Return them whenever, and get more. Shipping and handling is free. You can sign-up for a free trial now. If I had a DVD player hooked-up to the TV, I’d sign-up (via TechStuff.ca).