Link Opens a New Tab in a Browser
Gestures and multi-touch operations are most compelling – see the appeal of smartphones, tablets, and other “touch-smart” devices. But all the browser and device vendors are implementing it differently despite the fact that Opera had a set of gestures and operations for its browser starting back in 2001. Now the situation is dire confusion as each player – Apple, Google, Mozilla, tries to protect its proprietary turf. Sound ominous? Just look here and see the W3C schedule for getting a standard out by 2012.
Your Favorite Missing in Action
It does not take long to come up with some nifty ideas for improvements in Web development resources. Take for a example, SQL database support. Oops – there is already a proposal for SQLite in HTML5. SQLite has a lot going for it as it is already Open Source, cross platform, and adopted by Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and dozens of major software vendors. But now comes the sticky wicket …Ian Hickson, HTML5 Master Chef from Google has decreed “wait for Godot” to SQLite. So you can see Missing in Action can prevail for many reasons beyond Redmond. So those that dare to hazard a Missing in Action proposal in the comments below will likely be very welcome and greeted with open arms.