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Saturday, February 17, 2001
Simon St.Laurent brought up the question last week on the XHTML mailing list.
Friday, February 16, 2001
Also, don't miss the controversial new browser upgrade campaign from the WaSP. I can hear a zillion web developers right now complaining "we can't do that, we run a commercial site here!" and they are probably right. But I hope that independent content producers will seriously consider the call from the WaSP to hasten the demise of late-version browsers by coding sites for the standards and the browsers that support them, and sending late-version browsers to polite "please upgrade" pages.
Oh, and for related reading, check out Scott Andrew's call to arms from last November: The Browser War: Nobody's fault but yours.
Thursday, February 15, 2001
And man, I'm not even 25!
Oh wait, I'm 30.
In its ruling, the court found that "Barnes & Noble has mounted a serious legal challenge to the validity of Amazon's patent." For that reason, the court tossed out a preliminary injunction issued against Barnes & Noble by a lower court last year, which prevented the company from using a one-stop shopping feature called Express Lane.
Tuesday, February 13, 2001
This document explains some common mistakes in user agents due to incorrect or incomplete implementation of specifications, and suggests remedies. It also suggests some "good behavior" where specifications themselves do not specify any particular behavior (e.g., in the face of error conditions).