I'll be in Austin, Texas for two weeks for client work and was wondering if anyone could recommend a good restaurant or cafe or dive.
Dives are good.
Or, How to Reinvent an HTML Phrase Element for the Benefit of Universality
Most of my readers have a better understanding of formal English language than that which I use. I’ve used redundant statements in articles or cited Wikipedia pages for larger references when making vague allusions. However, one thing has always bothered me: inline definitions. I do not generally follow links and I'd wager that most site visitors do not either. I wanted an inline definition rollover for Universality which for me includes editorial content which includes slang, vague references and allusions that may be understood by all.
This was the first pun I learned but did not understand until my father explained it to me:
“Two old ladies went for a tramp in the woods but he got away.”
Most readers will understand that “tramp” means a hobo or—these days—a homeless gent. However, the joke arises when “tramp” is first understood to be walking or promenading.
And, that’s where my frustration rose. Web pages offer interactive elements. And, I wanted a simple mechanism to display inline definition.
HTML 4.01 Specification, 9 Text, 9.2 Structured text, 9.2.1 Phrase elements:
EM, STRONG, DFN, CODE, SAMP, KBD, VAR, CITE, ABBR, and ACRONYM
“DFN: Indicates that this is the defining instance of the enclosed term.”
That would work.
And, the funny thing about the “title” attribute: it works on all HTML elements even if not all browsers acknowledge it.
Or, How to write Your Own Aphorism, Maxim or Epigram and hope it becomes a Saw
Knowledge exceeds Man’s currency.
I wrote that maxim several years ago. It’s my translation of Job 28:18, “The price of wisdom is above rubies”. I write them when I can find dual meanings in the words: currency may either mean coin or paper currency; or, archaically used, it may represent worth.
Yes,— Anyone can do this.
Read the footnotes of Shakespeare’s entries in Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations and you will notice that many of his famous lines were taken from Antiquity. Read Bartlett’s footnote’s and you will notice that many famous aphorisms have been taken from Antiquity.