Thoughts on Flash
It’s been a while. The dust has settled. So here goes… The PR war between Adobe and Apple is stupid. Let’s get that out of the way to begin with. On the Adobe side: Adobe has been talking about having Flash (actual, proper Flash which can play video on major websites, streaming using RTMPE) since the iPhone first landed. If you believed the rhetoric, the only thing preventing them was Apple....
If individuals send in letters of denial to us, with reasons why they are not responsible, the firm will consider each letter on its merits — Online piracy - new law firm targets web users from Which? There’s nothing quite like guilty-until-proven-innocent, is there?
Adapt or die
There were some interestingly mixed reactions to my last post, in part — I think — because it was written in a very deliberate style (apparently the title wasn’t necessarily a giveaway…), and in part because it glossed over certain things. To follow up, and put some of that to bed: Over time, the BBC will face increased competition from players who are inevitably more...
Putting Quality First
These are exciting times to be a broadcaster, and even moreso as a public-service broadcaster. The BBC is not just any public-service broadcaster — it’s the oldest and most highly-regarded of public-service broadcasters the world over. That’s something to be proud of, both as a nation and as an organisation. But it’s also something to live up to. As the landscape changes,...
Hello! I am pleased — and not a little honoured — to announce that I will be appearing on the panel in ORGCon’s “Open BBC” session. There are still tickets left, so if you’re around London next Saturday (24th July) and don’t already have plans, get yourself a ticket and get along — there are definitely more interesting people and sessions than...
Body IDs—making life easier for yourself —... →
jkdodd: An annoyingly simple bit of cleverness… I’d strongly suggest using classes instead. That way, you can cascade down a navigational hierarchy with ease (e.g., <body class="about contact-us">
RDF/XML: A plea
Hello, world. I am building stuff with RDF/XML. There are lots of tools around for dealing with this stuff. This is a Good Thing. There does, however, seem to be one (to my engineering-focussed mind) crucial thing missing: There is no specification which details, step-by-step, how a DOM tree should be transformed into a graph. That is, the parsing and processing rules for RDF/XML appear to...
The best thin client I’ve owned since the VT420.
I am no expert here, but I’m going to throw this out there anyway. Perhaps this is a good thing, perhaps I’m just opening mouth (well, typing) and confirming foolishness. I know not. A URI is, generally, abstract. It may convey some semantics, but these don’t tend to come into play until you attempt to do something with it (such as dereference it). URLs, being a subset of “URIs”, are in...