The short-form week of 4–10 Apr 2016

11 Apr 2016; last modified 17 Apr 2016

The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

This document was created automatically from my archive of my Twitter stream. Due to limitations in the Twitter API and occasional glitches in my archiving system, it may not be 100% complete.

Monday at 09:01am

Poems showing the absurdities of English spelling #10yrsago —@doctorow

Monday at 04:58pm

RT @immimedia: Meaningful democracy requires freedom of the media and whistleblowers to hold power to account. #panamapapers @ICIJorg —@ndw

In a conversation that started on Wednesday at 07:09am

@tabatkins No idea, but @ndw might know?—@fantasai
@fantasai @tabatkins I don't recall precisely, but at a guess, because it quickly identifies the markup error of omitting a closing quote.—@ndw
@ndw That's already quickly identified by a document not matching the schema, or subsequent code having a markup error due to the misparse.—@tabatkins
@tabatkins @ndw If quickly means at the end of document, then yes.—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek @ndw Can you elaborate? For example, `<foo a="b b b c="d d d">` will error on the first d, as boolean attrs don't exist.—@tabatkins
@jirkakosek @ndw Heck, `<foo a="b c="d">` will error. It happens *quick*.—@tabatkins
@tabatkins @jirkakosek @ndw SGML had lots of crazy omission methods, forbidding the start element char there probably made sense, back then.—@robinberjon
@tabatkins @ndw With < allowed then <body><table id="tab1<tr><td>A</td><td>B</td></tr></table></body> parsing would fail after </body>—@jirkakosek
@jirkakosek @ndw Yeah, with < allowed the parse error happens at the next attribute in the document.—@tabatkins
@tabatkins @jirkakosek @ndw A beer says it's SGML compatibility.—@robinberjon
@prushforth @robinberjon @jirkakosek @ndw Cool, more support for "making regex parsing easier". Makes sense, even if I'm like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯—@tabatkins
@prushforth @robinberjon @jirkakosek @ndw H̩͔E̙̳͈̰͕̳̖͠ ̠͎̙̮̟C̴͉̮̟̺̳O͚̞̖͇̤̙ͅM̝̻͎̜E҉͖͚S҉͉̗͍̰̪ͅ—@tabatkins
@prushforth @tabatkins @jirkakosek @ndw Oh man, as if XML ever got anywhere near meeting the DPH requirement :)—@robinberjon
@robinberjon @prushforth @tabatkins @jirkakosek I'm pretty sure I did it with Perl at least a couple of times in the early days.—@ndw
@tabatkins @ndw the point of xml (as opposed to sgml) was that parsing was independent of schema validation—@svgeesus

Tuesday at 09:39am

RT @josephkerski: Too cool… Photographs of the sun at the same time every day for 365 days. #geography —@ndw