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WPD 540: CSS element() function, WebIDL reference, cookie choice dialog, Bootstrap’s opinionated resets

  • Content

    • A reference for understanding WebIDL syntax (used in Web specs to describe APIs), page (MDN)
  • Demos

    • Usage examples of the CSS element() function (only in Firefox), @………’s post w/ videos
      • This feature enables rendering a DOM element as a live background image (of another element). “This can be used, for example, to create live previews of the next/previous slide in a slideshow”, spec.
  • Opinion

    • @………: Web browsers, not websites, should provide a “cookie choice” dialog, screen

  • Other

    • @………’s write-up of the recently held (inaugural) HTTP Workshop (w/ talk summaries), page (5 posts)
    • GitHub Desktop (re)uses web components for parts of its UI on both Windows and OS X, @………’s post
    • Bootstrap 4’s new Reboot (SCSS) module (opinionated resets for common HTML elements), src (via post)

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