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I am a web developer and some-time designer, blogger. Tech interests: PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, especially OO, jQuery, Flash, Open Source libraries of all kinds, WordPress, SilverStripe, Drupal, and more. I like to make web things.

You can reach me at joe@artlung.com

On twitter @artlung

See also: joecrawford.com


Oct
19
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
15
comment Best Collection of Code for your functions.php file
Nice, but get_the_image does a very good job with this as well. wordpress.org/extend/plugins/get-the-image
Sep
7
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
Nice idea Bobby Jack. Yes, people seem not to understand the differences across the doctypes. I've updated the question.
Sep
7
revised How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
change title to be more descriptive
Aug
30
awarded  Taxonomist
Aug
26
accepted How can I filter Microsoft Word gunk from pasted content?
Aug
25
comment Adding onload to body
For a simple onload, I think jQuery is overkill. Just attach the handler and be done. jQuery comes with a cost in overhead in terms of download. I love jQuery, but it's not the answer to everything. Now, if jQuery were already queued, then I'd say use it, but my answer does without it.
Aug
25
answered Adding onload to body
Aug
24
comment How can I filter Microsoft Word gunk from pasted content?
harkre, a content upload would be interesting but seems not very natural if the person wants to edit.
Aug
24
asked How can I filter Microsoft Word gunk from pasted content?
Aug
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accepted How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
Aug
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awarded  Beta
Aug
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comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT XHTML IS WRONG diveintohtml5.org/past.html#xhtml
Aug
14
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
Arlen, I like orderly html, I like xhtml. I'm a big fan of validators. I have written my own doctype to do validation on my own code. I've used html 3.2, html 4, 4.01, even html 2.0! lab.artlung.com/html-2.0 -- but I would like the option to remove self-closing tags in WordPress. It does not seem like it should be such a big deal. I feel like arguing with the premise of my question is very unhelpful.
Aug
14
accepted Plugin for event management?
Aug
14
accepted How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?
Aug
13
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
I'm not speculating on anything. I'm not guessing into anything. The / mark is not required by the spec, and I want to have the option to remove it in WordPress.
Aug
13
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
"However, due to the widespread attempts to use XHTML1, there are a significant number of pages using the trailing slash. Because of this, the trailing slash syntax has been permitted on void elements in HTML in order to ease migration from XHTML1 to HTML5." Permitted as a legacy. I think the way forward is ditching the extra "/", thus my question. I think WordPress needs to allow for the option to create code to xhtml, or html4.01 or html5.
Aug
13
comment How do I turn off self-closing tags for markup in WordPress (for HTML5, or HTML4, for example)?
<br/> is intended to be valid for xhtml. HTML5 is a new spec (though it /can/ be used inn an xml style) that does not presume xml syntax.
Aug
13
awarded  Promoter