Side Effects of Hash-Bang URLs

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Feb 092011
 

Mike Davies recently posted a scathing review of everything Lifehacker did wrong that led up to their recent site-wide outage. The root culprit, according to Davies: converting their site from using normal URLs to address content pages to using hash-bang URLs instead. I have no opinion on whether hash-bang URLs are the new root of [...]

May 312007
 
Undisclosed Browser Technology

When people ask what I worked on at Google and I answer “undisclosed browser technology”, I think some folks think I’m just being coy or obnoxious.  The truth is, I’m required to say that publicly and privately until Google publicly announces the technology or its derivatives. Well, that day has finally come.  Yesterday Google announced the [...]

Dec 182006
 

If you’ve been following the progress of the Windows Live Contacts Control since its launch this past summer, you may recall that in the second beta release we shifted from a programmatic constructor call style of instantiating the control on the web page to a declarative html element with attributes style.  On page load, our [...]

Nov 072006
 

Two words:  No debugger. Part of our charter here in the Windows Live team is to support as many browsers as practical.  I’d received reports that our Windows Live Contacts control doesn’t do much in an Opera browser, so in the calm following the signing off our most recent “sprint” I indulged in a diversion to trek off [...]