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Dating Site for Hotties Culls Fatties

BeautifulPeople members saw holiday pudge, weren't having it

(Newser) - Some 5,000 members of the online dating site BeautifulPeople.com are members no more after their discerning compatriots booted them for beefing up over the holidays. “Vigilant members” of the community, which has a strict “ugly people” ban, noticed a slew of photos over the New Year... More »

Web Inventor Admits // in Addresses Is Pointless

Berners-Lee wishes he could backtrack on backslashes

(Newser) - Ever wonder what the // in web addresses is there for? So does the man who put the forwardslashes there in the first place. "Really, if you think about it, it doesn’t need the //," Tim Berners-Lee told a New York Times reporter at a tech conference... More »

Explorer Hurt By Scorn for Web Standards

Uncompliant legacy code becoming an albatross over time

(Newser) - Microsoft is caught in a web-prison of their own design, the Guardian reports. In 2001, IE6’s flawed but ubiquitous programming forced web developers to make two versions of their sites: one that worked with IE6’s quirks, and another that complied with web standards. Pages identified the user’s... More »

Standardization Stifling Change: Web Designers

W3C brokered 'browser wars' but now seen as roadblock to change

(Newser) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has been the Web's governing body since the "Wild West" days of the mid-90s. It helped end the Netscape/Explorer "browser wars", but  Web designers today are worried that the body's standards management process has slowed the pace of change down to dial-up... More »

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