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WPD 638: Dealing with growing CSS codebases, hiding decorative images from screen readers, notification actions get optional icon

  • Info

    • The HTML Standard introduces the term “URL record” for a parsed URL, spec (commit)
    • alt="" indicates to screen readers that the <img> is decorative and can be ignored, @………’s post
      • For presentational <svg> images (e.g. icons), you can use aria-hidden="true" to achieve the same effect (via disc.).
  • Media

    • @……… (Dropbox): Dealing with growing CSS codebases, 15-min talk
      • “We have very primitive tools for debugging CSS” (5:35); “It’s easy to write more CSS to fix existing problems, and it’s easy to write it badly” (6:45); “We’ve lost ~20k lines of code by switching from mixins to PostCSS” (13:48).

  • Other

    • Notifications API update: Notification action buttons can now display an icon, disc. w/ screen (status)
    • The Express framework (repo) to become an incubation project of the Node.js Foundation, post

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