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WPD 419: Spartan video preview, FREAK attack, “Node 0.12 is dead on arrival”

  • News

    • FREAK attack (TLS vulnerability) affects 36% of HTTPS websites, article (Ars) + explainer w/ live test
      • “An Apple spokesman said the company plans to issue patches for iOS and OS X next week. A Google spokeswoman said an Android patch has already been distributed to partners. In the meantime, Google is calling on all websites to disable support for export certificates.”
  • Posts

    • Typography on the Web: OpenType features, hyphenation, font loading, @………’s post
    • Current network performance techniques will make your HTTP/2 site slower, @………’s post
      • “You may be loading assets that are not required for the page being viewed (concatenation and spriting are likely to do this), and sharding invokes DNS lookups which slow things down…”
    • Style breakpoints for quantities of HTML elements, @………’s post
      • E.g. switching the layout when the number of items in the menu becomes “more than or equal to 6”, demo.
  • Content

    • @………’s browser support tables for the new HTML5 input types, desktop + mobile
  • Media

    • A preview of Cortana integration in Spartan on Windows 10, @………’s 2-min s’cast
  • Opinion

    • Node 0.12 is dead on arrival, @………’s post
      • “I am skeptical about 0.12 reaching the required levels of stability given the resources available to work on it today (with the majority of core contributors focused on io.js)”

  • Other

    • A video preview of WebGL 2 (based on OpenGL ES 3.0) running in Firefox, @………’s post
    • Google will stop updating Chrome on Android 4.0 devices (5.9%) after version 42, post w/ FAQ
    • A preview of the redesigned Emojis for upcoming mobile versions of Firefox, @………’s post
    • Firefox will start receiving lists of revoked intermediate certificates w/o update or restart, post
    • Plyr, an accessible and responsive HTML5 media player w/ WebVTT captions, site

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