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  • News

    • Google’s @……… announces Chrome-sponsored “Physical web” standard, post
      • “The Physical Web is a discovery service where URLs are broadcast and any nearby device can receive them.” Read the introduction document on GitHub for an overview + FAQ. *** @……… has posted his ideas for a “hybrid, counter proposal” that enables proactive notifications.
  • Posts

    • About the lack of app-level control over resource fetching decisions, @………’s post
      • Web browsers have implemented (some form of) heuristic and predictive fetching prioritization: “At best, inflexible defaults and heuristics limit developer’s ability to improve and adapt the default resource loading strategy to fit their needs. At worst, these defaults backfire and hurt performance of certain pages and applications.”
  • Info

    • A complete list of the 9 Chromium-based mobile browsers, @………’s post
  • Content

    • A set of rules for formatting Git commit messages (from the AngularJS project), page
    • @………’s page that documents the state of the extensible web, site
  • Tools

    • @………’s JS lib. (2.2KB) for laying out properly aligned drop caps, @………’s post + demo
      • “The lengths our drop cap library needs to go to get baseline and cap measures shows the need for font metric APIs on the web”, @………’s tweet

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