· Naughties
· · 2003
· · · March
· · · · 06 (2 entries)

Find Me! · When you're run­ning a web site, as pre­vi­ous­ly not­ed you can spend a lot of time watch­ing your log files to see what's go­ing on. One of the things that go on is that peo­ple do Google search­es and one of the re­sults points at you. I wrote a lit­tle script to run through the log and print out the Google queries that found on­go­ing ...
When Is it OK To Invent New Tags? · Tan­tek Çelik, smart Mi­crosoft brows­er guy, is blog­ging from the big W3C meet­ing now go­ing on in Bos­ton. Among oth­er things, he's mad be­cause some W3C spec­i­fi­ca­tions are writ­ten not in HTML but in a com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent XML lan­guage called xml­spec, and that lan­guage has some tags that are a lot like HTML tags, so why don't we just use HTML tags? I'll ad­dress some of the his­tor­i­cal back­ground and specific­s, but Tan­tek is point­ing at a re­al im­por­tant is­sue in the world of XML: when do you in­vent your own lan­guage, and when do you re-use some­one else's? Warn­ing: long, and load­ed with markup de­sign the­o­ry and ob­scure stan­dards his­to­ry. ...
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