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Monday, December 26, 2005

JavaScrypt Updated to XHTML 1.0

All of the Web pages in the JavaScrypt browser-based cryptography package have been updated to be fully compliant with and validated against the XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.1 standards. As mentioned earlier, compatibility with XHTML 1.0 or HTML 4.01 requires abandoning the wrap="off" attribute in <textbox> fields, which does not figure in these standards, and whose CSS equivalent, "white-space: pre", does not work within textboxes in most current browsers. I decided that since wrapping of long lines is purely a matter of √¶sthetics and presentation which doesn't affect the results of any of these pages, and since browsers go to such an effort to dissuade any dissent from bozo-wrapping of paragraph-long lines which has sadly become the standard for text entry these days, in the interest of standards compliance I'd shut up and follow the herd on this one.

The "lean version" of the encryption/decryption utility, which embeds all of the JavaScript programs into a single Web page devoid of commentary, now uses XHTML "/* <![CDATA[ */" … "/* ]]> */" sequences to escape JavaScript code; the other Web pages, with smaller embedded scripts containing no troublemaking characters, continue to use traditional HTML comment escapes.

Posted at December 26, 2005 15:28