Category Archives: webdev

Why What You’re Reading About Blink Is Probably Wrong

By now you’ve seen the news about Blink on HN or Techmeme or wherever. At this moment, every pundit and sage is attempting to write their angle into the annoucement and tell you “what it means”. The worst of these will try to link-bait some “hot” business or tech phrase into the title. True hacks […]

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 […]