[whatwg] WHATWG on Google+

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Mon Nov 21 05:54:38 PST 2011

"Anne van Kesteren" <annevk at opera.com> schrieb am Mon, 21 Nov 2011
13:44:58 +0100:

> Not knowing what the Pages feature was on Google+, I decided to try
> it out. Now WHATWG is represented there:
>    https://plus.google.com/110228011578241735536/
> I plan on sharing links to the WHATWG Weekly. Ideas welcome, but
> since apparently there can only be one maintainer for a given page on
> Google+, it might remain limited in application for now.

Welcome to the new web, a web without RSS or ATOM feeds. A web you
cannot easily read without JavaScript because somewhere in the page
header there is a „<style> body { visibility: hidden; } </style>” later
getting unset by a script that the platform owners want you to run.

A web where re-sharing of content is limited by the platform, not by the
capabilities of your client. A web where you cannot comment on an
article unless registering in a corporate namespace (which kicked you
out if you happened to choose a name they do not particularly like).

A web that lies – about content not existing, giving error 404 when you
have no authorization instead of informing you correctly (just try

A web where “this content is not available in your country”.


With less sarcasm: What use is this if one already reads the blog?

Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann

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