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WPD 409: First-party cookies, BEVM (modified BEM), progressive JavaScript, CSS backdrop-filter

  • News

    • W3C publishes two new FPWDs:
      • (1) Server Timing (Server-Timing HTTP response header), spec: “… enables the server to communicate performance metrics about the request-response cycle to the user agent […] e.g. how the request was routed, where the time was spent on the server”. (2) Presentation API (navigator.presentation), spec.
    • @……… proposes first-party cookies (spec) in Chromium, post
      • “…the "First-Party" attribute for cookies, which allows servers to mitigate the risk of CSRF and related information leakage attacks by asserting that a particular cookie should only be sent in a ‘first-party’ context.”
  • Posts

    • The BEVM CSS naming convention (block__element--variation -modifier), @………’s post
    • “The real threat to the open Internet is zero-rated content”, @………’s post
      • “By zero-rating their own mobile TV & film store services, operators are foreclosing the mobile internet video market by placing all other competitors (e.g. Netflix, Vimeo) at a disadvantage.”
  • Demos

    • Specifying link purpose with aria-label, @………’s post w/ demo
    • CSS backdrop-filter (spec) in WebKit Nightly (prefixed), @………’s vine w/ code
  • Opinion

    • Progressive JavaScript, a better alternative for the term “isomorphic JavaScript”, @………’s post

  • Other

    • The tech stack of BBC’s new mobile site (i.a. Node, isomorphic JavaScript using React), post
    • New Web Audio API features in Firefox 37/38 (incl. promise-based API), @………’s post
    • A short non-technical introduction to Linked Data (2012), @………’s 12-min preso

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