XAML Comments

Ian Hickson (from Mozilla, Opera and W3C) has some good points about XAML. Well actually he never mentions XAML, Microsoft nor Windows but we all know what he is talking about.

XAML: First Impressions

Finally, the facts are out for XAML. I’ve been waiting for this release for a few years now. Prior to this it has all been roumors and speculation. First impressions: Very Mixed The first things that struck me was how MS reinvented everything. A lot of your exisitng experience for writing applications are totally wasted, ...

Safari Raises the Bar

This makes me wish Safari was available for Windows. Safari 1.1 has some really awesome features (I’m voting for these in Bugzilla for Mozilla). How about these goodies: Support for CSS3 RGBA colors. I’m not sure this is a complete support. Dave Hyatt just lists the most important properties. (Bugzilla Entry) Support for CSS2 text-shadow. ...

XAML is Emerging

Ryan Dawson writes at his Longhorn Blog about XAML. If you don’t know what XAML is you should read Ryan Dawson’s entry first. XAML is Microsofts version of XUL. I like XUL but without the installation base it is not a viable alternative to using DHTML for creating zero footprint rich client web application. For ...

Bindows in the Blogs

There has been a few blogs about Bindows while I’ve been on my vacation (as well as a few 100 messages in the Forum) Don Park writes: It seems pretty slow though. I suspect that most, but not all, of the slow speed is due to the server-side misdesigns. Bindows is a client side only ...

Re: IE and XHTML

In response to Houser @ HouserDesign.com and his message at Foo’s blog: There seems to be some misunderstanding about that IE supports XHTML. IE supports XHTML equally good as Netscape Navigator 4.x and Mosaic. Just because you can write an HTML document using well formed XML does not mean that is XHTML. Neither does adding ...

CSS3 External Links

I’ve added icons to external links. This is acheived using the CSS3 not() selector and the new starts-with attribute selector. a[href]:not([href^="http://erik.eae.net"])::after { padding-left: 0.2em; content: url(http://erik.eae.net/images/globe.12.png); } Too bad this will not be seen by the majority of the users for at least 2 more years. (IE rant #2).