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WPD 417: HTML longdesc attribute, ES6 class lands in Firefox Nightly, Google’s attack on the open web, linting ES6

  • News

    • Support for ES6 Class syntax is starting to land in Firefox Nightly, screen
    • W3C advances the HTML longdesc attribute spec to Recommendation, @………’s post
      • “Not a single browser vendor supported advancing this specification to recommendation.” Apple’s and Mozilla’s formal objections were overruled.
    • Blink to gradually migrate 6 existing features (incl. Fullscreen API) to secure-only, @………’s post
      • “For fullscreen, the concern is that it allows for extraordinarily powerful phishing attacks, thus granting the power over HTTP means that a man-in-the-middle can effectively take over all of your interactions with your machine.”
  • Posts

    • Iterables and iterators in ECMAScript 6, @………’s post
  • Info

    • Passing arguments to setTimeout/setInterval callbacks (w/ fix for IE9/8), @………’s gist
  • Demos

    • Campaign Monitor’s smart, unobtrusive animations (“invisible animation”), @………’s post w/ gifs
  • Opinion

    • Google’s attack on the open web using closed general TLDs, @………’s post
    • Truncated text is a design failure of current mobile UIs, @………’s post

  • Other

    • Google has bought the .app domain for $25M, @………’s post
    • Linting ES6 code in Sublime Text 3 with babel-eslint, @………’s post
    • Facebook rewrites URLs with Unicode characters in the path, @………’s post

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