By David Storeydstorey. Tuesday, September 16, 2008 2:29:14 PM
The SVG Working Group has publish the Last Call of the SVG Tiny 1.2 working draft. It is welcoming comments until the 13th of October.
Its goal is to provide the ability to create a whole range of graphical content, from static images to animations to interactive Web applications.
SVG Tiny 1.2 is an update of the SVG Tiny 1.1 spec, and the Working Group hope to get the specification finished soon. The Tiny profile is a subset of the SVG Full 1.2 spec. Opera’s own Erik Dahlström is a key member of the Working Group, and Opera’s SVG implementer. Opera 9.5 supports 93.8% of the SVG Full 1.1 test suite—the highest of any browser—and has some preliminary support for SVG Tiny 1.2. This includes the
textArea elements and a whole host of attributes, CSS properties and DOM interfaces. Check the SVG specs supported in 9.5 for more information on what SVG Tiny 1.2 is supported already.
By David Storeydstorey. Sunday, August 31, 2008 7:10:27 PM
I’ve recently returned from Russia and the iCamp conference, where I meet, amongst others SUP. You may know them as the Russian company that purchased LiveJournal. They were a company I really wanted to talk to as we’ve had many reports that the rich text editor on LJ doesn’t work in our browser. This was a big issue for both ourselves and SUP as Opera is the number 2 browser in Russia, behind IE. Live Journal is also very popular in Russia and other former Soviet states.
Unlike the difficulties we often face when talking to western developers, SUP were very happy to work with us, and promised that they were looking into the issues, which would also make sure the site would work as expected in Safari as well. Today marks the fruits of that labour, and I’m happy to announce that Live Journal now fully works in Opera. That’s a nice belated birthday present for me. Let me extend my thanks for those, both in Russia and Califronia that worked on this, plus the fine folks at FCKEditor for reporting bugs and making sure it works in our browser.
By David Storeydstorey. Tuesday, August 26, 2008 11:49:35 AM
News just in (via Twitter) from Karl Dubost of the W3C. The HTML5 validator is now in beta and available on the W3C site. This will make it much easier to experiment with new HTML5 elements and attributes, and make sure they are valid. Go check it out.
We are happy to announce that W3C has integrated a version of HTML 5 conformance checker into a beta instance of the W3C Markup validator. That will help us to detect bugs, improve the user interface, and benefit from the large W3C communities. – Karl Dubost