Category Archives: Standards

Word Text in Movable Type (DON’T DO IT)

Pasting text from Word into Movable Type can be tricky. Take this innocuous looking 0 false 18 pt 18 pt 0 0 false false false /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; … Continue reading

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Open Office XML Hacks

Just ran into an interesting article on hacking Open Office http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2005/01/26/hacking-ooo.html Even if you don’t hack, I think it’s an interesting case study of how XML underlies many modern application settings.

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Hidden Impact of Unicode

Sometime last week I half joked that I would only start a Unicode group only if “I wanted to eat lunch alone.” Brett asked if I was selling Unicode short, and the as with many things, the answer is both … Continue reading

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Ordered Lists and CSS – Are we losing semantics?

I’m about to question a pearl of standards/accessibility conventional wisdom and ask if we need to rethink how ordered lists are coded in terms of CSS. That is, are we putting too much semantic information in the CSS? The standard … Continue reading

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MathML for IE7 Update

My last write-up on MathML indicated that I was having problems implementing MathML on Internet Explorer 7. As it turns out I did get a rapid note from Design Science, the creator of the MathType equation editor which explained that … Continue reading

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Time for a Montenegran Web Site?

While I was Brett’s Gaming Commons blog entry on the totally awesome RJDJ interactive music application for the iPhone, my inner geek noticed that the download was actually from http://rjdj.me with the .me domain I knew about the .tv domain … Continue reading

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MathML Testing & One Weird Benefit

Math ML is one of those standards that has been waiting for implementation for years. It’s been on my list to try “one of these days” and I used an engineering course to try it out. First, it helps that … Continue reading

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Import/Export Literacy?

I know we probably don’t need a new literacy, but today I’ve been contemplating the task of possibly transferring large repository of links into del.icio.us. I could hand-enter the links, but the repository does number in the thousands (in other … Continue reading

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Overview of the Penn State Open Source License

The Penn State Multimedia Teaching Objects are a set of objects which can be downloaded under the “Penn State Open Source License”. While this license is not Creative Commons, it actually has the same terms as a liberal GNU/Creative Commons … Continue reading

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Text is Cheap (and sometimes that’s good).

I’m working on posting a media-rich for the fall (images, video and text), and I really have a new appreciation for the cheapness of text. What do I mean exactly? Text files are much smaller than media files Software to … Continue reading

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