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WPD 669: Houdini will unleash CSS polyfills, standalone web apps on desktop (via Canary), simple example WebExtensions

  • Posts

    • @………: APIs introduced by W3C’s “Houdini task force” will unleash CSS polyfills, post
      • “[Imagine] if you could use any CSS property and know for sure it was going to work, exactly the same, in every browser [and] in a way that was as performant as native CSS features.”
  • Misc

    • Chromium proposes adding support for inline replies in web notifications, status
      • “This feature would allow users to quickly write a reply without launching a new browser window” (useful for when the notification is generated from a service worker, without any browser window being open).
  • Demos

    • Standalone, offline web apps on Windows (via Chrome’s “Add to desktop” functionality), 1-min video

  • Other

    • The AmbientLightSensor API has been “specced in terms of the Generic Sensor API”, spec (via)
    • MDN maintains a repository of simple example WebExtensions, page (via)

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