Category Archives: Call to Action

Proposing HTTP Request Forwarding

I’ve been monitoring the ietf-http-wg mailing list and have noticed there is renewed actively around revising RFC 2616, the HTTP/1.1 specification. This renewed activity got me thinking it was time to discuss the need for HTTP Request Forwarding. I’ll start … Continue reading

Posted in Call to Action, For Comment, HTTP, Potential, Standards Participants | 3 Comments

Best Practice: Always ID your Heading Tags

Here’s a simple best practice. Always ID your heading tags! For example, if you’ve got an <h2> element, be sure to make it <h2 id=”some-heading”>. IDing heading tags is especially important on long documents. Why? Because if you don’t, someone … Continue reading

Posted in Best Practices, Call to Action, Publishers, Teachers, Web Designers, Web Developers, Website Owners | 5 Comments

Help Expose the URLs that Suck!

Something that would be fun would be to see a list of the top 10 worst designed URLs on the web, a.k.a. URLs that Suck! You know the type, you cringe when you see ‘em, especially if you frequently use … Continue reading

Posted in Call to Action, Everyone, Tagging, URLs that Suck | 5 Comments

Lessons Learned from Delicious Praise

I learned an interesting lesson about URLs and social software; change your article’s URL or publish it under multiple cases, even with 301 redirects, and you’ll end up with fragmented references. Back in August 2005 I published the article “Well … Continue reading

Posted in Call to Action, Internet Professionals, Warnings, Website Owners | 1 Comment

Proposing URI Templates for WebForms 2.0

I recently had an off-list email conversation with Ian Hickson, the editor of the Web Application Hypertext Technology Working Group specifications (i.e. HTML5 and WebForms 2.0). I was proposing to him that the current WebForms 2.0 be draft specification be … Continue reading

Posted in Call to Action, Framework Developers, Open-Source Participants, Potential, SoapBox, Software Vendors, Standards Participants, URI Templates, Web App Providers, Web Developers, Web Forms | 8 Comments