Advertising Your Fandom

Written by Dan

Published July 21, 2008

I’ve mentioned before that I’m something of a web-designing masochist, because I actually enjoy hand-coding my website. But that’s just the half of it: I also go and actually read the specifications from time to time. Even for specs that aren’t actually finished yet.

There’s actually a good reason for this: If I can keep aware of the changes that will be coming in the future, I can better prepare by taking those changes into account in my current design ideas. But maybe that’s just an excuse.

Anyway... Sometimes you discover references to your favorite TV shows in the weirdest places. Like, say, the HTML 5 spec for the DFN element, which uses the following example to indicate proper use:

<p>The <dfn><abbr title="Garage Door Opener">GDO</abbr></dfn> is a device that allows off-world teams to open the iris.</p>
<— ... later in the document: —>
<p>Teal'c activated his <abbr title="Garage Door Opener">GDO</abbr> and so Hammond ordered the iris to be opened.</p>

Looks like someone is a Stargate fan!