Catégories: "Media Web"

HTML obsolète

Mise en garde extrêmement pertinente de Tristan sur StandBlog:

Oui, MSIE/Win est plus tolérant sur pour le HTML façon Tag Soup. Et c'est un vrai problème. Pensons à tout le contenu écrit dans une soupe de balise qui tombe en marche dans Internet Explorer. Comment pourra-t-on lire ce contenu dans 5 ou 10 ans, quand IE4, 5 ou 6 ne seront plus disponibles ? Dans quelle mesure disposera-ton de navigateurs ayant implémenté les bogues non documentés, les comportements illogiques qui sont dans les versions actuelles ou passées d'Internet Explorer ? J'en entends certains ricaner... Combien d'entre nous ont quelque part, sur une disquette 5 pouces 1/4, des documents texte au format propriétaires, que nous sommes incapables de relire ? Pensez-y. Sont-ce de bonnes fondations pour le Web que celles que nous sommes en train de construire ?

Google & BlogNoise: an advertiser's perspective

Ray Ozzie writes:

Scoble says Google is getting a lot of pressure from its advertisers to push down weblogs, who might lower their search result rankings. This seems counterintuitive to me. By diluting the commercial effectiveness of the first N search results, don't blogs actually increase the value of Sponsored Links?

=>I guess advertisers don't believe in color boxed sponsored links themselves! :>>

By the way, Robert Scoble mentions this about advertisers:

The fact that when you search for "NEC Tablet" and you find me, for instance, might really piss off NEC. Since NEC advertises on Google, [...]

=> It seems to me that Microsoft are the ones playing this one the smartest way again: they send info, demo, invitations, etc. to bloggers in order to try and get positive "independant" press on high-visibility blogs! Evil but smart! :>

Google & BlogNoise: the blogger's responsiblity

We have talked about the annoying BlogNoise problem before. And most bloggers have agreed that Google would probably be smart enough to fix the problem shortly in order to provide a better service to their users.

A great part of the BlogNoise is generated by the fact alone that we - bloggers - have so many unrelated posts/subjects on the same web page. And when we - bloggers - link to each other, we let the indexing robots follow these links and then index a lot of crap at the other end. This is because, most of the time, the permalinks we refer to, just point right into the middle of a monthly archive page with so many different subjects!

I have suggested a technical google-side solution using RSS, but the more I think about it, the more I am getting convinced that it is not Google's job to fix this! It is rather our bloggers' duty to fix this! :!:

We have created crap on the Internet; now we just have to clean up! :!:

The blogger-side solution is actually quite simple: all we need to do is stop using permalinks pointing right into the middle of monthly archives! We need to make the permalinks point to single posts (possibly with comments and trackback). This way, when someone refers to the post, and later the indexing robot follows the link, it will only index a single post. And all the keywords being indexed will actually be related to that post! No more indexing soup mixing hundreds of unrelated keywords from dozens of unrelated posts!

Still, some questions remain:

  • What happens with the old permalinked posts?
  • How do we exclude navigation from indexing? (this is actually a general question about indexing the web)
  • And last but not least: Do bloggers actually want clean indexing? >:> Or rather, do they prefer to continue flattering themselves with all those illegitimate search-result-hits that so easily rocket up their monthly hit counts? :?: And it's even better when you consider unique visitors! 8|

    Let me add that this is very contradictory with another typical blogger trend stating, in the name of interoperability and public's interest, that the only valid markup is the latest XHTML DTD!

PS: I like interop. I like standards. I am doing my best to support them. And I AM working on cleaning up my permalinks. I'll get less google hits... but hits don't matter! What you want from now on is increasing your google-hit satisfaction ratio! You want no more visitors coming to your blog by mistake! :P

Ultimate weblogging system, outlined

( via Karl: )

The ultimate Weblogging system, outlined by mpt: some interesting thoughts I have to check back on later for this weblog. But the outline is far from complete. There's much more you may want from your weblog tool, e-g: a clean online editor, standards compliance, statistics, feedback - comments, trackback, etc... all available through RSS... and more.

Yeah I want more! I want so much more!!!

That's my problem... :roll:

The origin of web development as we know it

Jeremy Allaire Meet the makers publie une conversation très intéressante avec Jeremy Allaire, l'un des créateurs du serveur d'applications ColdFusion, aujourd'hui racheté par Macromedia.

Jeremy Allaire y revient sur l'époque (94-97) où presque tout a été inventé en termes de technologies permettant de gérer des sites/applications web dynamiques (dont le contenu est généré dynamiquement, je ne suis pas en train de parler pas d'animation.:|), en particulier l'apparition des languages de scripting/tagging web.

Je pense vraiment que tout ce qui est apparu depuis n'est qu'évolution - certes significative - mais les concepts de base ont été posés par ColdFusion et ses concurrents plus ou moins similaires! ;) Même Java n'est venu s'installer dans le domaine des serveurs web que bien après...

Un passage très intéressant est celui où Microsoft ne pouvant pas racheter ColdFusion se tourne vers Aspect Software pour acoucher de la techologie ASP. Celle-ci est basée sur VB Script plutôt que sur des tags... Mais il s'agit plus d'un choix politique que parce qu'il offrait un réel intérêt pratique... :| (A propos, qui se rappelle de cette énorme plaisanterie de Microsoft avant ASP et nommée IDC pour Internet Database Connector? :)))

Bien sûr, tout celà évoque pour moi des souvenirs particuliers, dans la mesure où l'une des technologies sur lesquelles reposait le développement de ma société à l'époque, était justement ColdFusion (depuis la version 1.5)! ... Toutefois, je pense que toute personne qui développe aujourd'hui un site web se doit de connaitre cette histoire! :))