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WPD 428: Making clickable elements recognizable, “We need a web of UUIDs”, Opera Mini server upgrade

  • News

    • Opera Mini server upgrade (affects ~260M users automatically), @………’s post
      • Updated Presto engine adds support for ES5 (full), HTML5 Parsing, CSS Flexbox, rem units and new input types.
    • Chromium starts development on CompositorWorker (formerly UIWorker), status w/ design doc
      • The aim is to create a “control thread” which is able to respond to user input and update visuals without janking (“protected from a janky renderer main thread”).
  • Posts

    • Design considerations for making clickable elements recognizable, @………’s post
    • Watching for element availability with MutationObserver (ciu), @………’s post
      • “The solution supports detecting element readiness on the initial page load as well as elements dynamically appended to the DOM.”
    • Deep app linking: changes to Chrome for Android + @………’s best practices, post
      • “Chrome will now look for an Intent EXTRA named browser_fallback_url which when specified will be used as the URL that Chrome will load when it can’t find the app that the developer wanted to launch.”
  • Opinion

    • “We need a web of UUIDs” (tracking content changes over time with <meta name="uuid">), @………’s post

  • Other

    • “An anonymous function declaration can only occur as part of an export default declaration”, source
    • (Un)expected challenges during Pinterest’s migration to HTTPS, @………’s post
    • CNET interviews @……… (W3C’s mobile Web lead), post

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