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WPD 416: 3 methods for displaying superscript, proposed meta properties for ES7, Push Notifications demo

  • News

    • WebAppSec WG publishes two new FPWDs:
      • (1) Content Security Policy Pinning, spec: “…allows authors to instruct UAs to remember and enforce a Content Security Policy for a set of hosts for a period of time.” (2) Upgrade Insecure Requests, spec: “…allows authors to instruct UAs to upgrade a priori insecure resource requests to secure transport before fetching them.”
    • Google: “Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal”, post
  • Posts

    • 3 methods for displaying superscripted text (OpenType, Unicode, <sup>), @………’s post
  • Content

    • @………’s proposal for additional meta properties in ES7, page
      • A meta property is a new syntactic concept consisting of a reserved word followed by a period and an identifier name. ES6 defines the new.target meta property. The proposal includes function.callee and function.arguments.
  • Demos

    • A quick demo of the experimental animation inspector in Chrome DevTools, @………’s gif
    • Push Notifications in Chrome Canary (sent via a curl command), @………’s demo
      • If Chrome is not open while the push notification is received, the message will be displayed the next time the browser is started. The Chrome team is hoping to address this limitation (source).

  • Other

    • Google starts automatically converting Flash ads to HTML5, source
    • Prototype impl. of SharedArrayBuffer API available in Firefox Nightly, @………’s post (disc.)
      • “…a variation on ArrayBuffer that can be shared between workers.”
    • Node reordering via drag and drop in Inspector soon in Firefox Developer Tools, gif
    • Setting, removing and converting between units in Sass, @………’s post w/ 5-bullet summary
    • Douglas Crockford starts JSLint rewrite motivated by ES6, post

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