Friday 10 October 2014
Should getUserMedia and Geolocation continue to work on non-HTTPS sites? asks Anne van Kesteren, who adds “localhost is an authenticated origin, as are file URLs. I also expect developer tool overrides.”
2059 Opera commits to Blink/ Chromium/ v8. The second thousand took half as long as the first. Yay.
CSS: It was twenty years ago today — an interview with Håkon Wium Lie – I interview Håkon, who proposed CSS on 10 October 1994, when it looked very different.
Fun times with Appcache – “If you are using appcache, the best way is to have a separate webpage with the manifest and wrap it in an iframe. The main advantage of this is that it ringfences the cache… Who says enterprise software can’t do HTML5?” asks Matt Machell.
To Picturefill, or not to Picturefill asks Scott Jehl. Should you polyfill responsive images and risk users without JS getting no images at all? He tends to “yes”, I tend to “no” for philosophical reasons. Commercial pressures outweigh those, natch. On a similar subject:
Polyfills and products by Jeremy Keith
HTTP/2 Frequently Asked Questions
IndexedDB on iOS 8 – Broken Bad – “Apple may have screwed up their implementation of IndexedDB” says Raymond Camden.
Chromium “focus should cycle from named anchor” accessibility bug getting some love.
What Would Bruce Lee Do? The Tao of the Extensible Web by Brian Kardell, a fine and noble chappie who’s realised that, in all matters, Bruces know best.
The Extensible Web Report Card – Documenting the state of the extensible web
Text Email Newsletter Standard (TEN Standard) “is designed to ease navigation of plain text email newsletters by all readers, including those using special access technologies.”
Paying on the Web with Manu Sporny – podcast on Web Payments. Transcript (Yay, Jen Simmons)
Is autoplaying media always an accessibility no-no? muses Henny Swan, after usertesting the BBC iPlayer.
Relative URLs in Web Components. My heart sinks a bit if even international spec brainbox @Anne van Kesteren says “this is a hard problem”. Later: “The lack of encapsulation is major hassle… Doesn’t really feel like it deserves to be called components. It’s more like assets.”
HTML5 does not have a new best friend on why Apple “are some way behind Chrome and Android.”
4 billion people in the world don’t have access to Internet—India accounts for 25% of them.
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