Category Archives: webdev

Reforming the W3C TAG

And so it has come to pass that W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) elections are afoot. Nominations have ended and the candidates have been announced. There are four seats open and nine candidates running, so it’s worth understanding why anyone should vote for the reformers (myself, Yehuda Katz, Anne van Kesteren, Peter Linss, and Marcos […]

Inadmissible Arguments

I spend a lot of time working in, on, and around web standards. As a part of this work, several bogus perspectives are continuously deployed to defend preferred solutions. I hereby call bullshit on the following memetic constructs: “That’s just a browser caching problem.” Look for this to be deployed along standards-wonk classics such as […]

Hoisted From The Comments

Some stuff is too good to leave in the shadows. On my Bedrock post, James Hatfield writes in with a chilling point, but one which I’ve been making for a long while: ”every year we’re throwing more and more JS on top of the web” The way things are going in my world, we are […]

For Dave and David

Dave Herman jokingly accused me a couple of TC39 meetings ago of being an “advocate for JavaScript as we have it today”, and while he meant it in jest, I guess to an extent it’s true — I’m certainly not interested in solutions to problems I can’t observe in the wild. That tends to scope […]

Bedrock

Jetlag has me in its throes which is as good an excuse as any to share what has been keeping me up many nights over the past couple of years; a theory of the web as a platform. I had a chance last week to share some of my thinking here to an unlikely audience […]