Marcos catches up with Harry Halpin, W3C’s GRDDL Working Group Chair and evil genius, at the Oxford Internet Institute in the UK. Harry talks about the use cases for GRDDL (Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of Languages – yep, great name! 😛 ), an alternative way to view the Web, and gives some excellent suggestions as to how we can bridge the HTML Web and Semantic Web divide.
Lachlan caught up with Wilhelm Joys Andersen, Head of Core QA at Opera Software, who describes a secret plot to reveal bugs in web browsers and force them to obey the specified rules. As the world becomes overrun with test cases, he still claims it’s not enough.
Anne van Kesteren sat down with Simon Pieters to talk about the impact of XML on the mobile web, who gave a surprising insight into its failure. They discuss the level of support for XML vocabularies in mobile browsers, and what mobile browsers have been forced to do for compatibility with legacy content.
Pattern theorists have suggested Steve Faulkner will be hosting this show, but this is not the case. In fact, it’s Lachlan and I, Anne, again. With Marcos adding our awesome music.
HTML5 has recently been published again by the W3C and this podcast introduces the new features and some of the old.
data-* attributes, ruby annotations (not programming), global
tabindex attribute, et cetera.
Anne caught up with Lachlan Hunt, editor of the Selectors API specification, in Oslo, Norway. Lachlan describes the purpose of the spec and who’s implementing it, as well as outstanding issues and fancy new features that the WebAPI Working Group wants to add in due course.
(We hope to put the original video online at some point.)
During XTech2008, Anne and I had a chance to sit down and talk about the current state of the “ARIA in HTML5” debate. Anne gives an overview of ARIA and the controversy over naming of ARIA attributes and makes some suggestions as to how the community can move forward.
(We will try to make the original video files available in due course. Flash sucks too, but it’s our best bet currently.)