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WPD 511: New DOM APIs in Chrome Canary, CSS UI features new in level 3, button placement standards

  • News

    • The editor of CSS UI encourages review of 6 features new in level 3, @………’s post
      • Incl. outline-offset for offsetting an element’s outline from its border box, screen w/ browser support; caret-color for coloring the insertion caret of elements that accept input (e.g. <textarea>); nav-left/right/up/down for setting which elements should receive focus when directional navigation keys are pressed.
    • New DOM APIs in Chrome Canary: prepend, append (spec); before, after, replaceWith (spec); source
  • Posts

    • A lack of button placement standards can cause users to commit serious errors, @………’s post
    • @……… experiments with using JavaScript decorators to protect from layout trashing, post
  • Demos

    • An art-directed SVG graphic with an accessible fallback (case study), @………’s post

  • Other

    • The NSA makes use of private companies’ tracking cookies to identify users, @………’s post
    • Polycasts #20: Using <iron-icon>s (i.a. styling with CSS custom properties), @………’s 7-min preso
    • Microsoft Accessibility recommends IE over Edge for “a more accessible web browsing experience”, post
      • @………’s post: “Windows 10 will arrive with a brand new browser, with broken accessibility support and advice to continue to use the old IE browser whose support, while broken, is more robust because assistive technology have had a lot of time to hack around the brokenness.”

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