and we’re not gonna take it any more: March For Web Standards | Washington, DC.
has posted the first clued in article about the questions surrounding AAC/WMA/MP3: It’s the Standard, Stupid [via Damien Barrett].
Jeff Veen of Adaptive Path:
the business value of web standards. Some day, maybe soon, you’re going to need this article.
The hot link of the day
seems to be the link to David Heller’s article over at Boxes and Arrows: HTML’s Time is Over. Let’s Move On. He writes, “Ultimately, I donft see a long term future for HTML as an application development solution. It is a misapplied tool that was never meant to be used for anything other than distributed publishing.” Unfortunately, a lot of people seem to be misinterpreting that as saying there’s no future for (X)HTML, period. It’s not. He’s talking about a much much narrower field than that: enterprise application development.
For those kinds of applications, and such applications alone, he’s right on the mark. In a more general sense, however, HTML is not dead at all – which I hope is precisely why Heller limited himself to a much narrower subject. The web grew in spite of enterprise application developers, not because of them. The web grew – and continues to thrive – because it required NO dev tools beyond Notepad or (in the day) TeachText. Anyone who forgets that (or never learned it) does so at their peril.
XHTML 2 and all that. Another perspective.
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