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WPD 430: list of useful compatibility tables, Geofencing API, Chrome’s script streaming and code caching

  • News

    • Chrome introduces script streaming and code caching to reduce page loads (esp. on mobile), post
      • Script streaming: “Chrome parses async and deferred scripts on a separate thread as soon as the download has begun.” Code caching: “…an advanced technique of storing a local copy of the compiled code, so that when the user returns to the page, the downloading, parsing, and compiling steps can all be skipped.”
  • Posts

    • How GOV.UK improved screen reader & keyboard accessibility (w/ advice from @………), post
  • Info

    • Use initial-scale=1 (in addition to width=device-width) to prevent unwanted zooming on iOS, post
  • Content

    • The Geofencing API, spec (ED) + (last year’s) Blink Intent to Implement disc.
      • “The Geofencing API is an extension of the Geolocation API allowing web applications to setup geographic boundaries around specific locations and then receive notifications when the user enters or leaves those areas.”
    • @………’s list of useful compatibility tables (16+ resources), page

  • Other

    • Intel is working on a specification for an NFC API for the Web, source
    • New APIs in EdgeHTML (Spartan’s engine) in latest Windows 10 preview, @………’s post
    • A JS library that generates patterns for SVG data visualizations (based on D3.js), demo

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