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WPD 512: Busy indicator API discussion at Mozilla, -apple-system generic family in next OS X

  • News

    • The next version of OS X to introduce an -apple-system generic family name, @………’s post
      • Apple chose to not add a San Francisco CSS family name for its new system font, but instead introduce an -apple-system generic family name for that purpose. ⁂ Android, too, has non-standard generic family names, screen.
  • Content

    • Discussion at Mozilla about an API for indicating the browser’s busy indicator, @………’s post
      • “[Developers] would like to use this [API] to avoid having to create their own UI. In Firefox this could manifest itself by the spinner that replaces the favicon when loading a tab.”
  • Opinion

    • @………: We need more developers involved in Web standards, post
      • “The role of the WICG is to create a framework and a community that would be there to make it as easy as possible to go from ‘I think the Web is missing this thing’ to a serious, well-thought-out use-case document and proposal that you can take to the relevant standards body and argue for, and turn into a Web specification yourself either as part of a W3C community group, working group, or on your own GitHub repo.”

  • Other

    • Upcoming change in Firefox: CSP img-src: * directive will block images loaded from data: URLs, source
    • @………: Typography is changing for the better because of the Web, post

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