Friday, July 13, 2007

XML, ex-em-schmell!

I pulled up my rss feed in IE today, and got an error:
"Use of default namespace declaration attribute in DTD not supported."

Apparently, IE doesn't support the very valid code that specifies the document type in an xml feed.

So, while recommends specifying a doctype in every webpage, I had to pull my doctype specification in my RSS/XML feeds.

It should be working fine now. If not, drop me a line. I'll keep an eye on it over the next few days.

This is probably OK. The doctype I was using was XHTML, which XML should fit, but for example I can't guarantee that the code posted by my blog users will be strictly XHTML-only, which would break the doctype.

Lesson learned: even if you are writing valid, standardized, even recommended code, check first to make sure Microsoft decided to support it in IE. And periodically re-check your code to make sure Microsoft didn't decide to suddenly STOP supporting valid coding practices after the fact.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Resume material

So thismorning Freyja IM's me:

[Freyja]: heard on NPR that online video games such as WOW can help with future business careers
[Freyja]: something about learning how to work together, lead a team...pretty funny
[Freyja]: ;)
[Me]: hehe, nice

[Me]: So I can put it on a resume?

[Freyja]: lol!!

[Me]: "I make weekly runs with my guild through the underbog with my level 60+ draenei shaman! great leadership skills! can off-tank in a pinch!"