Jens Oliver Meiert

February 2007

HTML: Semantics of “title” Element Content

I already proposed this in October 2005 but see the need to bring it up again: It would be useful to allow other elements within the title of an HTML document. Why? You otherwise cannot mark abbreviations and other flow content elements, which means their meaning gets lost…

Post from February 26, 2007, filed under .

Print Style Sheets: The Basics (for No Excuses)

There are no excuses for not having at least a simple print style sheet. Period. And if you’re already on the web standards track, things are dead simple.

Post from February 21, 2007, filed under .

Weird Weekend Without Happy End: Eggebek, Flensburg, Denmark, Bremen

To be a bit more transparent to my valued readers: a brief account of a not quite optimal weekend of mine.

Post from February 18, 2007, filed under .

Word Division: On “word-break,” Soft Hyphens, and Zero-Width Spaces

Word breaks and hyphenation are sometimes a problem when it comes to little available space but long words: The longer the word and the less space available, the more a layout is at risk. English appears to be less affected than other languages, but…

Post from February 8, 2007, filed under .

Why “Conditional Comments” Are Bad, Repeat: Bad

“Conditional Comments” are inadvisable to use. They contradict the goal of separating structure from presentation, and because of that they will hurt you one day.

Post from February 1, 2007, filed under .

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