Category Archives: markkit

markkit works on Safari

To be honest, markkit always worked on safari. The only problem was interoperability between Safari and Firefox. Thus highlights made using Firefox were not visible to Safari users, and the other way around also. I nailed it last week when I was unable to see highlights from @houeida which is a mac user using my […]

Add a highlighter to your site

A friend of mine asked if he can add a markkit button on his blog so that anybody visiting a page on his blog can highlight. I lied : “sure!” then I did it before he noticed. From now on, you can add the cool markkit yellow button to your website. It’s easy just go […]

the BigBug is fixed (hopefully)

sometimes you highlight text in different parts of the same paragraph, you come back later and you find only half of your marks. this is the BigBug. After weeks of investigations, of trying different strategies, of reading specs and of testing… fixing the bug was a matter of ordering the marks. It took me 5min […]

the separation of security and software

We’ve all heard of “security from ground up”, “security is not a feature, it’s a process”, “Embedded security”, “Security awareness”. All of this sounds like self-censorship applied to the software developer. Today, i chanced upon James McGovern’s Firewall 2.0 which reminded me of a discussion i had recently with Marc Blanchet about how Security section […]

Internet Explorer 8’s dom is still broken

It’s 2008. We reached DOM level 3. DOM level 1 is 10 years old and IE8 still does not have a Node or Range interface implementation. it’s sad. markkit relies heavily on DOM objects. so I’m disappointed. i must admit, i hoped, naively, IE8 will be really dom compatible. so that i don’t have to […]