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2010-06-23 16:05:52.537473+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

There are portions of HTML I know pretty cold, I thought I'd been through the DTDs for HTML4 pretty darned thoroughly when I built the allowable tags tables for Flutterby, but the 10 HTML Tags Beginners Aren't Using taught me a few things (specifically <fieldset> and <legend>).

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-23 18:53:54.08221+00 by: Nancy

Thank you. This is very timely. I'm officially a baby web designer...a preemie...barely breathing...hopefully viable...but giving it a shot. And this was helpful!

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-24 17:15:17.086392+00 by: meuon

optgroup - I've been looking for that. Thanks.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-27 16:34:44.425019+00 by: John Anderson

After doing a lot of forms work at $WORK[-1], work which was reviewed by some hardcore 508- compliance/accessibility people, forms that don't use <label> now cause me great GRAR.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-06-28 11:05:46.926806+00 by: meuon

Sigh.. I used to worry about 508. $WORK[-1] had a contract to do some fire safety courses for the FAA and for Pratt and Whitney. They had to meet strict 508. The rules changed every year or two, it took almost a year to get the 3rd party verification of 508 compliance, by which time the material was obsolete. I'm not sure if any end user ever saw any of those courses.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-07-06 12:58:56.349268+00 by: John Anderson

Section 508 is currently my favorite example of a great idea turning out to be a pit of snakes when implemented. If you are really really hardcore about it, you'll never get anything else done, both because the standards are constantly evolving and because there's always something else you can do to increase parity -- which is unfortunate, because it totally turns people off to the simple stuff that you can trivially do to make things better (not perfect, just better).