The X-Philes grow ever larger. It’s become clear that I need to make some clarifications in how the tests work — that I have to state a couple of things explicitly, and that I might need to tighten up the rules to close some loopholes. In the meantime, we muddle through, as we must. Of particular interest in the latest batch: James Graham, a UK physics student who is embedding MathML in certain pages on his site. (Click to advance through the slides on the MathML page.) Also we must give due respect to St. Raphael Academy, which might very well be the most techologically advanced secondary school website ever. Certainly it beats the pants off of my alma mater’s site, which has lovely bordered frames, scrolling headline text courtesy of the
<marquee> tag, and no DOCTYPE, presumably to spare us all from the horror. Of course it is a cash-starved California public school. I blame Gray Davis personally.1
I’ve also added a “Useful Reading” list to the Markup section. This list constitutes a small fraction of the external articles and documents that have been instrumental in shaping my thinking on XHTML and web standards. Of course I can’t begin to list all the articles I’ve read, nor can I provide access to all the personal emails and comments I’ve received of late. My thinking on this issue is still evolving. Still pulling things together. More to come.
1. Apparently so do others. Some people take their school’s website design awfully seriously.