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WPD 407: Why Web Intents failed, the basic ARIA template, examining the benefits of progressive enhancement

  • News

    • Firefox Nightly now uses Shumway to play Flash videos on Amazon.com, @………’s post + disc.
      • Shumway will soon become an out-of-process JavaScript plugin in Firefox. “Shumway will show up in navigator.plugins as "Shockwave Flash" and plugin detection will work without having Flash installed”, source.
  • Posts

    • Concept: Service Worker as 2nd factor for physical (card) transactions, @………’s post
    • Why Web Intents failed (Android-based API, lack of use cases, insisting on <intent>), @………’s post
      • Moving forward: “I would love us to document all the types of actions we know users are struggling with and then go from there. […] Now that Service Worker has landed, I have started prototyping the next generation.”
    • Experimenting with Content Security Policy on GOV.UK, @………’s post
  • Content

    • @………’s basic ARIA template, code w/ comments
    • A proposed HTML extension spec for semantic and stylable panels (<common-panel>), spec (disc.)
  • Demos

    • Dialog animation with motion blur effect (using an SVG filter), @………’s demo
  • Opinion

    • Examining the benefits of progressive enhancement, @………’s post w/ disc. in comments

  • Other

    • npm v3 (upcoming): peer dependencies not auto-downloaded + flatter node_modules dir, source
    • Plumin.js (alpha), allows creating and manipulating fonts using JavaScript,site w/ demos
    • A page that tracks the progress of implementing the Web Animations API in Firefox, @………’s page

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