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WPD 559: Directory picking in Firefox Nightly, CSS scroll snapping in a 2D grid, Google announces new Polymer tools

  • News

    • Intent to Implement (Blink): New Shadow DOM APIs (V1), post
  • Posts

    • Directory picking and drag and drop available in Firefox Nightly, @………’s post w/ demo
      • This is an implementation of Microsoft’s “Directory Upload” proposal (spec) which defines a directory attribute for file inputs, and a promise-based getFilesAndDirectories API for retrieving all the selected files and directories.
  • Info

    • Line breaks in alt text can cause UX issues for screen reader users, @………’s post
    • Form styles that Chromium’s password manager understands (autocomplete attribute), page (via)
  • Demos

    • CSS scroll snapping in a 2D grid, post w/ videos (section “Additional Details”)

  • Other

    • Chrome plans to make <link> stylesheets in <body> render-block only subsequent content, post
    • The FIDO U2F API (see Mozilla bug) is now in development for Edge, page
    • Contributing to the HTML Standard - a list of good “first bugs”, page (via)
    • Polymer Summit 2015 keynote - polygit, polylint, Carbon elements, @………’s 22-min talk
      • 11:25 Polygit is Google’s tool for loading (and deduplicating) element dependencies directly from the Web (CDN). 19:24 Carbon elements are focused around solving app-level structural problems (e.g. routing, layout, lazy-loading).

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