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  • News

    • Resolutions from CSS WG September meeting (a few highlights from 6 posts)
      • (1) caret-color added, ::selection brought back, outline corners follow border radius, source. (2) device-* media features deprecated, no distinction between “scripting not supported” and “scripting turned off”, source.
  • Posts

    • A CSS-only approach for tracking UI interactions using Google Analytics, @………’s post
      • Google Analytics uses beacons (1×1px GIF image requests) to collect data (via query sting). These requests can be triggered via CSS conditionally (e.g. inside :active to track user interaction or inside media queries to track viewport dimensions).
    • Creating a Cordova app and enhancing it with Mozilla Brick components, @………’s post
  • Info

    • Under certain circumstances, HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) can be bypassed…, source
      • …by performing a man-in-the-middle attack on unauthenticated NTP messages (time synchronization) to manipulate system time and force the HSTS policies to expire.
  • Content

    • @………’s research: Attempting to store data in IndexedDB during “beforeunload” event, page
      • “There is no solution. IndexedDB API is asynchronous and localStorage is too small.”
    • A proposal to strongly discourage tabindex values > 0 in the spec, @………’s post

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