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Kevin Marks

•Do early design work in small, invested groups
•Design in the open, but away from the bright lights of the big stage
•Iterate furiously early on because once it’s in the web, it’s forever
•Prioritise interop over perfect specs
https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-2-threading-the-needle/

Kevin Marks

Standards are documentation, not legislation. They explain how to make your code do the same thing as mine. Sadly, we write them in an imperative voice, and don't explain how we chose them. @slightlylate has more to say: https://infrequently.org/2018/06/effective-standards-work-part-1-the-lay-of-the-land/

Kevin Marks

Thinking about how I used to blog at the length that made sense, not with a numeric countdown http://epeus.blogspot.co.uk/2005/08/adam-smith-and-microformats-principles.html

Kevin Marks

Day 8: A specification for rel=canonical, by request #100DaysOfIndieWeb

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Domenic pointed out that rel=canonical was not well specified in the HTML spec. We had a stub page on the microformats wiki, so I expanded it into a more detailed discussion.

I tried to follow my mantra that 'standards should be documentation, not legislation' by explaining and linking rather than just writing a list of imperatives without much explanation. 

Do let me know what you think

Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks