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WPD 390: Service Workers arrive in Chrome, <meta name="referrer">, SGV icons with background-image fallback

  • News

    • Service Workers arrive in Chrome 40, screen
  • Posts

    • Mozilla Security blog: Tackling the problematical HTTP Referer header, post
      • Firefox 36 Beta introduces <meta name="referrer"> which enables web pages to specify their preferred referrer policy (spec) and thus, control “what Firefox sends in the Referer header, and when it is sent”.
    • The future of communications apps is on the Web, @………’s post
    • @……… explains why responsive images cannot be solved in CSS/JavaScript alone, post
  • Info

    • A GitHub repo can be set as a dependency in package.json (npm install performs git clone), post
    • <button> cannot be used as a flexbox container (due to special rendering behavior in Firefox), source
    • Most browsers support drag and dropping files onto a regular <input type="file">, source
  • Demos

    • Inline <svg> icons with background-image fallback, @………’s demo

  • Other

    • Mozilla’s mission to teach the Web at a massive scale, @………’s 13-min talk
    • W3C’s Web of Things initiative aims to define standard JavaScript APIs for accessing IoT sensors, post
    • A journey through client-side testing with JavaScript, @………’s post
    • The ES6 [Symbol.toStringTag] property defines the “default string description” of an object, screen
    • Why real user monitoring is needed in addition to synthetic performance tests, @………’s post

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