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Big Data Standards

NoSQL “movement” roadblocks HTML5 WebDB

Today’s rant is coming between me and a day of skiing so I’ll keep it brief. While trying to get to the bottom of why I can’t enjoy offline access to Google Apps & other web-based applications with Gears on Snow Leopard I came across a post noting Chrome, Opera to support html5 webdb, FF […]

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Internet Standards

Towards a Flash free YouTube killer (was: Adobe Flash penetration more like 50%)

A couple of days ago I wrote about Why Adobe Flash penetration is more like 50% than 99%, which resulted in a bunch of comments as well as a fair bit of discussion elsewhere including commentary from Adobe’s own John Dowdell. It’s good to see some healthy discussion on this topic (though it’s a shame […]

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Internet Standards

Why Adobe Flash penetration is more like 50% than 99%

Slashdot discussed PC PRO’s “99% Flash Player Penetration – Too Good to be True?” article today which prompted me to explain why I have always been dubious of Adobe’s claim that “Flash content reaches 99.0% of Internet viewers“. Here’s the claim verbatim: Adobe Flash Player is the world’s most pervasive software platform, used by over […]

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Internet Standards

Writing Valid XHTML 1.1

There’s a lot of good reasons to write valid XHTML (even if the vast majority of sites don’t bother): Your site will render better, faster and more consistently across all browsers. Your layout will be pushed from tables and tags to CSS, separating data from presentation and reducing maintenance costs. Computers (most notably, search engines) […]