How to destroy the WebBruce Lawson
Tigger Warning
The principles of universality of access irrespective of hardware or
software platform, network infrastructure, language, ...
"There is a problem called
Twitter right now and you can
find every kind of lie there. The
thing that is called social
med...
The web
●
Damages trade
●
Promotes social unrest
●
Encourages mistrust of authority
Therefore ...
The Web must be destroyed.
32% developers want monoculture
http://urtak.is/vOtBLj
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_wars#The_first_browser_war
Only allow users with the
right devices in
Ipad pic, tweet "ipad = IE4"
do browser sniffing
A short sad history of browser sniffing
(http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/)
Mosaic NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Window...
New kids on the block ...
●
Opera 15 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.32
(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27....
Script: https://github.com/404
(27 Jan 2011)
// Detect if the browser is IE or not.
// If it is not IE, we assume that the...
China
“The proportion of [people] accessing the
Internet by mobile increased enormously from
39.5% in late 2008 to 46% in ...
There is one bank branch for every 14,000 people, one ATM for every
5000 people but a mobile for every 2.3 people in India...
“One Web means making, as far as is reasonable, the same
information and services available to users irrespective of the
d...
Require script support or
specific plugins
http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2010/05/123_52401.html
Ahn Cheol-soo
Active X has “led to
international isolation of
Korean IT” and
“inconvenience for
users.”
Quoted in Wall St ...
Make the Web
country-specific
USA
October 2012 (see www.opera.com/smw)
Top 10 sites (unique users)
1. google.com
2. facebook.com
3. youtube.com
4. yahoo...
Bangladesh
Top 10 sites
1. facebook.com
2. google.com
3. youtube.com
4. waptrick.com
5. Getjar.com
6. espncricinfo.com
7. ...
UK
Top 10 sites
1. google.com
2. facebook.com
3. youtube.com
4. wikipedia.org
5. bbc.co.uk
6. twitter.com
7. yahoo.com
8. ...
Require specific types of
hardware
Assume a mouse
foo:hover bar {
display:block;
}
Hippy BS Way
foo:hover bar,
foo:focus bar
{display:block;}
*:focus {
outline:none;
}
Assume a visual display
Assume a visual display
<SPAN id=:rg class=toxOdd role=link tabIndex=0
closure_hashCode_l16mgm="177">
Create a filter
</SP...
Assume a visual display
<SPAN id=:rg class=toxOdd role=link tabIndex=0
closure_hashCode_l16mgm="177">
Create a filter
</SP...
Assume a visual display
<SPAN id=:rg class=toxOdd role=link tabIndex=0
closure_hashCode_l16mgm="177">
Create a filter
</SP...
Hippy BS Way
<a href=...>Create a filter</a>
(Enhance with Ajax for JS users if you want)
Semantics are wasteful
Semantics are wasteful
<DIV id=:rk class="J-K-I J-J5-Ji L3 J-K-I-JO" tabIndex=0
unselectable="on" closure_hashCode_l16mgm=...
Semantics are wasteful
<DIV role=button id=:rk class="J-K-I J-J5-Ji L3 J-K-I-JO"
tabIndex=0 unselectable="on" closure_hash...
Hippie BS Web Components way
<button is=kewl-button>Search Mail<button>
document.register('kewl-button', {
extends: 'butto...
<body></body>
Break the URL addressing
system
The reason the web is so powerful is that it is a web of information.
One piece of data is linked with another piece of da...
#!
See http://isolani.co.uk/blog/javascript/BreakingTheWebWithHashBangs
NYSE Euronext prohibits ... unauthorized hypertext links by others to
the NYSE Euronext Web-site. NYSE Euronext reserves t...
http://www.nyse.com/
Use of any Web browsers (other than generally available third-
party browsers), engines, software, spiders, robots, avatar...
You agree you will not, and will not permit any third party to
obstruct, receive, modify or otherwise interfere with the d...
You may print or download a single, unaltered, permanent copy
or one temporary copy in a single computer’s memory of any
C...
You agree to review this Agreement each time you access the
NYSE Euronext Web-site so that you are aware of any and all
mo...
www.cybertriallawyer.com/user-agreement
Censor the Web
Clitheroe
Lightwater
Penistone
Clitheroe
Lightwater
Penistone
Scunthorpe
“We believe that if access to the Web increases
dramatically, there will be significant social
development and greater pol...
●
The Internet contributes 3.4 percent to Gross Domestic
Product (GDP) averaged over the 13 countries covered
by the repor...
●
Most of the economic value created by the Internet falls
outside of the technology sector, with 75 percent of the
benefi...
“An increase in Internet maturity similar to the one
experienced in mature countries over the past 5 years
creates an incr...
WWW
www.opera.com/developer
bruce.lawson@opera.com
www.brucelawson.co.uk
twitter.com/brucel
Image/ screenshot credits
●
http://iranian-girl.blogspot.com, http://iraniandoughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-haven.html
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  1. 1. How to destroy the WebBruce Lawson
  2. 2. Tigger Warning
  3. 3. The principles of universality of access irrespective of hardware or software platform, network infrastructure, language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental impairment are core values Tim Berners-Lee
  4. 4. "There is a problem called Twitter right now and you can find every kind of lie there. The thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now." - Tayyip Erdoğan, PM of Turkey
  5. 5. The web ● Damages trade ● Promotes social unrest ● Encourages mistrust of authority Therefore ...
  6. 6. The Web must be destroyed.
  7. 7. 32% developers want monoculture http://urtak.is/vOtBLj
  8. 8. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Browser_wars#The_first_browser_war
  9. 9. Only allow users with the right devices in
  10. 10. Ipad pic, tweet "ipad = IE4"
  11. 11. do browser sniffing
  12. 12. A short sad history of browser sniffing (http://webaim.org/blog/user-agent-string-history/) Mosaic NCSA_Mosaic/2.0 (Windows 3.1) Netscape Mozilla/1.0 (Win3.1) IE: Mozilla/1.22 (compatible; MSIE 2.0; Windows 95) Firefox: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.1) Gecko/20020826 Konqueror: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; FreeBSD) (KHTML, like Gecko) Opera: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; en) Opera 9.51, or Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; U; en; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20061208 Firefox/2.0.0 Opera 9.51, or Opera/9.51 (Windows NT 5.1; U; en) Safari: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X; de-de) AppleWebKit/85.7 (KHTML, like Gecko) Safari/85.5 Chrome: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US) AppleWebKit/525.13 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/0.2.149.27 Safari/525.13
  13. 13. New kids on the block ... ● Opera 15 Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.32 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/27.0.1423.0 Safari/537.32 OPR/15.0.1089.0 ● IE11 Mozilla/5.0 (IE 11.0; Windows NT 6.3 ; Trident 7.0; .NET 4.0E; .NET 4.0C; rv:11.0) like Gecko
  14. 14. Script: https://github.com/404 (27 Jan 2011) // Detect if the browser is IE or not. // If it is not IE, we assume that the browser is NS. var IE = document.all?true:false; // If NS -- that is, !IE -- then set up for mouse capture if (!IE) document.captureEvents(Event.MOUSEMOVE); (Lots more fun at https://github.com/miketaylr/Snort/blob/master/snort.yml)
  15. 15. China “The proportion of [people] accessing the Internet by mobile increased enormously from 39.5% in late 2008 to 46% in June 2009, while the proportion of using desktops and laptops decreased”. (close to 150 million people). Statistical Report on Internet Development in China, p25-26, July 2009, www.ccnic.cn
  16. 16. There is one bank branch for every 14,000 people, one ATM for every 5000 people but a mobile for every 2.3 people in India (563.73 million) . India has more mobile phones than toilets.
  17. 17. “One Web means making, as far as is reasonable, the same information and services available to users irrespective of the device they are using. However, it does not mean that exactly the same information is available in exactly the same representation across all devices.” W3C Mobile Web Best Practices http://www.w3.org/TR/mobile-bp/#OneWeb
  18. 18. Require script support or specific plugins
  19. 19. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2010/05/123_52401.html
  20. 20. Ahn Cheol-soo Active X has “led to international isolation of Korean IT” and “inconvenience for users.” Quoted in Wall St Journal (Image by Jinho Jung http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ahn_Cheol-Soo.jpg)
  21. 21. Make the Web country-specific
  22. 22. USA October 2012 (see www.opera.com/smw) Top 10 sites (unique users) 1. google.com 2. facebook.com 3. youtube.com 4. yahoo.com 5. wikipedia.org 5. blogspot.com 6. twitter.com 7. amazon.com 8. tumblr.com 9. go.com Top 10 handsets 1. Apple iPod 2. Apple iPhone 3. LG LGE-VM510 NetFront 4. Android SCH-R720 5. Android VM670 6. Huawei unknown 7. BlackBerry 8520 8. Samsung SPH-M910 9. Samsung SPH-M820-BST 10.Android M860
  23. 23. Bangladesh Top 10 sites 1. facebook.com 2. google.com 3. youtube.com 4. waptrick.com 5. Getjar.com 6. espncricinfo.com 7. wikipedia.org 8. badnews24.com 9. Wap.in 10.Prothom-alo.com Top handsets 1. Nokia 2700C 2. Nokia 5130 3. Maui E800 4. Nokia 2690 5. Nokia X2 00 6. Nokia X2 01 7. Nokia C1 8. Nokia C3 9. Nokia 6120C 10.Nokia N73 http://www.opera.com/smw/2012/07/
  24. 24. UK Top 10 sites 1. google.com 2. facebook.com 3. youtube.com 4. wikipedia.org 5. bbc.co.uk 6. twitter.com 7. yahoo.com 8. goal.com 9. live.com 10.dailymail.co.uk Top handsets 1. BlackBerry_BlackBerry8520 2. BlackBerry_BlackBerry9300 3. Nokia_Nokia C3-00 4. BlackBerry_BlackBerry9700 5. BlackBerry_BlackBerry9800 6. Apple_iPhone 7. Android_HTC 8. BlackBerry_BlackBerry9780 9. Maui_E800 10.BlackBerry_BlackBerry9900
  25. 25. Require specific types of hardware
  26. 26. Assume a mouse foo:hover bar { display:block; }
  27. 27. Hippy BS Way foo:hover bar, foo:focus bar {display:block;}
  28. 28. *:focus { outline:none; }
  29. 29. Assume a visual display
  30. 30. Assume a visual display <SPAN id=:rg class=toxOdd role=link tabIndex=0 closure_hashCode_l16mgm="177"> Create a filter </SPAN>
  31. 31. Assume a visual display <SPAN id=:rg class=toxOdd role=link tabIndex=0 closure_hashCode_l16mgm="177"> Create a filter </SPAN>
  32. 32. Assume a visual display <SPAN id=:rg class=toxOdd role=link tabIndex=0 closure_hashCode_l16mgm="177"> Create a filter </SPAN>
  33. 33. Hippy BS Way <a href=...>Create a filter</a> (Enhance with Ajax for JS users if you want)
  34. 34. Semantics are wasteful
  35. 35. Semantics are wasteful <DIV id=:rk class="J-K-I J-J5-Ji L3 J-K-I-JO" tabIndex=0 unselectable="on" closure_hashCode_l16mgm="182" act=""> <DIV class="J-J5-Ji J-K-I-Kv-H" unselectable="on"> <DIV class="J-J5-Ji J-K-I-J6-H" unselectable="on"> <DIV class=J-K-I-KC unselectable="on"> <DIV class=J-K-I-K9-KP unselectable="on">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=J-K-I-Jz unselectable="on">Search Mail</DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
  36. 36. Semantics are wasteful <DIV role=button id=:rk class="J-K-I J-J5-Ji L3 J-K-I-JO" tabIndex=0 unselectable="on" closure_hashCode_l16mgm="182" act=""> <DIV class="J-J5-Ji J-K-I-Kv-H" unselectable="on"> <DIV class="J-J5-Ji J-K-I-J6-H" unselectable="on"> <DIV class=J-K-I-KC unselectable="on"> <DIV class=J-K-I-K9-KP unselectable="on">&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV class=J-K-I-Jz unselectable="on">Search Mail</DIV> </DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>
  37. 37. Hippie BS Web Components way <button is=kewl-button>Search Mail<button> document.register('kewl-button', { extends: 'button' }); Use Shadow DOM to add markup for styling reasons.
  38. 38. <body></body>
  39. 39. Break the URL addressing system
  40. 40. The reason the web is so powerful is that it is a web of information. One piece of data is linked with another piece of data is via a URL. Directly addressable content is what makes web apps better than desktop apps. danwebb.net/2011/5/28/it-is-about-the-hashbangs
  41. 41. #! See http://isolani.co.uk/blog/javascript/BreakingTheWebWithHashBangs
  42. 42. NYSE Euronext prohibits ... unauthorized hypertext links by others to the NYSE Euronext Web-site. NYSE Euronext reserves the right to disable any unauthorized links.
  43. 43. http://www.nyse.com/
  44. 44. Use of any Web browsers (other than generally available third- party browsers), engines, software, spiders, robots, avatars, agents, tools or other devices or mechanisms to navigate, search or determine the NYSE Web-site is strictly prohibited.
  45. 45. You agree you will not, and will not permit any third party to obstruct, receive, modify or otherwise interfere with the display or delivery of advertisements on the NYSE Web-site.
  46. 46. You may print or download a single, unaltered, permanent copy or one temporary copy in a single computer’s memory of any Content for your personal, non-commercial use only
  47. 47. You agree to review this Agreement each time you access the NYSE Euronext Web-site so that you are aware of any and all modifications made to this Agreement since your last visit
  48. 48. www.cybertriallawyer.com/user-agreement
  49. 49. Censor the Web
  50. 50. Clitheroe Lightwater Penistone
  51. 51. Clitheroe Lightwater Penistone
  52. 52. Scunthorpe
  53. 53. “We believe that if access to the Web increases dramatically, there will be significant social development and greater political representation among the billions of people who currently have no voice.”
  54. 54. ● The Internet contributes 3.4 percent to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) averaged over the 13 countries covered by the report (21% of GDP growth for the most developed countries) ● The Internet creates 2.6 jobs for each lost to technology-related efficiencies (See What good is the web? Some numbers http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/2012/what-good-is-the-web-some-numbers/)
  55. 55. ● Most of the economic value created by the Internet falls outside of the technology sector, with 75 percent of the benefits captured by companies in more traditional industries ● There’s a 10% increase in productivity for Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from Internet use ● SMEs heavily using Web technology grow and export twice as much as others
  56. 56. “An increase in Internet maturity similar to the one experienced in mature countries over the past 5 years creates an increase in real GDP per capita of $500 on average during this period. It took the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century 50 years to produce the same result.”
  57. 57. WWW
  58. 58. www.opera.com/developer bruce.lawson@opera.com www.brucelawson.co.uk twitter.com/brucel
  59. 59. Image/ screenshot credits ● http://iranian-girl.blogspot.com, http://iraniandoughter.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-haven.html ● http://bbwob.blogspot.com/2008/05/atrocities-by-military-regime.html ● Erdoğan photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tayyip_Erdoğan.JPG ● http://twitter.com/#!/dhh/status/32471503853322241 ● ZX81 http://www.flickr.com/photos/austinevan/3368452115/sizes/o/in/photostream/ ● xkcd app catoon http://xkcd.com/1174/ ● Quora being stupid http://www.flickr.com/photos/41894155216@N01/8750997471 ● Address book photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/anderspee/5243086788/ ● Sharks with lasers http://www.flickr.com/photos/starstreak007/3416655056/sizes/l/in/faves-24374884@N08/ ● Browser sniffing http://www.flickr.com/photos/timdorr/2096272747/ ● Indian mobile phones http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldbank/3492673512/ ● Telegraph report (Indian mobile subscribers) 15 April 2010, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/7593567/India-has-more-mobile-phones-than-toilets-UN-report.html ● Country stats and handset breakdown on free monthly State of the Mobile Web report http://opera.com/smw ● Lightwater map, © OpenStreetMap contributors

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