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meanwhile, elsewhere in markup

[Resend - only one ticket left for the summit!]

It's been an interesting few weeks on the explicitly Web site of the
markup universe.

The W3C TAG, best know here as keepers of the infinite httpRange-14
flame, are having an Extensible Web Summit next Friday in San Francisco.


(I'll be there. There are still 15, no, 1, tickets available if you're in the area!)

All these years later, Extensible is still a key word, though more along these lines:


There are, of course, multiple readings to that document, like any
document. I've heard more than once that my reading is the wrong one.

In other crossover news, Web Components and the Shadow DOM offer
developers ways to create their own vocabularies. That raises the usual concerns about getting new vocabularies right, avoiding reinventing the wheel, and integrating them smoothly with Web expectations, like accessibility:



One of the fun side effects of the Shadow DOM conversation is a new
generation of programmers looking at the DOM and wondering why, as in:


Sharing that link does not mean that I endorse it, but it's a good
example of the conversation.

If you have a chance to visit the dark I mean Web side of markup, now is an excellent time to explore.

Simon St.Laurent

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