Friday 31 October 2014
The ride to 5 HTML5 Doctor article by @stevefaulkner, with quotes from the great and the good, including me. And Timbo.
HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web’s future – Stephen Shankland’s Cnet report
W3C: Making Payments Easy on the Web – “the payment landscape is quickly changing, and new challenges are appearing. For instance, the average shopping cart abandonment rate is 72% across all devices, and 97% on mobile.”
Web Payments: What you need to know – Introductory overview slidedeck
Axiomatic CSS and Lobotomized Owls – interesting article by Heydon Pickering
Formal Objection to advancing the HTML Image Description document along the REC track – W3C says “GTFO” to Apple’s objection to the
longdesc extension to HTML5 (it isn’t actually part of full-fat HTML). Of course, if Apple don’t implement it, most developers are unlikely to use it; they haven’t used it much in the last 15 years.
HbbTV 2.0 details revealed, release expected this year – “personalisation and recommendation of content for users, notably in a multi user environment, and the synchronisation of broadband with broadcast content onto one or more screens”
Why Microsoft matters more than we think by Christian Heilmann. I agree with him. There are far more secretive players around.
Bringing Interoperable Real-Time Communications to the Web Microsoft-flavoured ORTC API for WebRTC coming to IE. Jacob Rossi of the IE team writes “we’re working on ensuring an API subset is shared between the specs, Google started co-editing & calls it ‘WebRTC 1.1′”
Excess XSS – “A comprehensive tutorial on cross-site scripting”
Getting touchy – An introduction to touch and pointer events – Patrick Lauke’s “War And Peace”-esque day-long workshop slides.
Making custom widgets accessible with ARIA by the jolly super Léonie Watson (how fast is her screen reader?!?)
Opera and Telenor partner in Burma – free access to wikipedia (and Facebook Zero, whatever that is).
W3C releases Code of Conduct. So no more “Fuck you, cocknose, go & read the spec!” mails on the lists. End of an era.
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