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Friday, August 05, 2005

HDML is dead long live HDML

I have decided that HDML is more trouble than it is worth, so I will not bother with supporting it with the newest system I am working on.

I'm basing this wide-sweeping judgment on the fact that HDML was introduced to solve the problem of low-bandwidth broadcasting of web content by pushing a few worth of text in one request. Now that the networks are progressing and the bandwidth is increasing I think the problem will disappear and people are not going to bother writing pages in this archaic format.

The problem with it, to be frank, is that it is a complete pig and complains too much when you get the syntax wrong. Other than that I really do not want to keep remembering how to create an anchor tag needing 'labels' and 'targets' so I have decided to dis-own the language.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

General Mobile phone news

OK I am feeling a bit lazy today so I am going to just point you in the direction of a really interesting article on Wired.com that talks about the future of mobile phone usage in the west.

I am not sure I agree with the comments about the expansion of the 'video on phone' market just yet, the feeling I have been getting is that the quality and content of most pilot schemes have failed to attract any serious usage.

Give it a few more years and I am sure the mini-break video clip will become popular.

Then again, that's just my opinion.

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