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WPD 693 • Caching best practices (2 patterns) • The referrer policy for fetch requests • WebKit fixes IndexedDB bugs

  • Posts

    • @………’s caching best practices (2 patterns) and max-age gotchas, post
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    • On GitHub, add ?w=1 to the URL to see the diff with whitespace ignored, ex. (before/after)
    • W3C HTML allows author names or URLs inside <cite> elements (WHATWG HTML doesn’t), disc.

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    • DOM before/after/prepend/append/replaceWith methods have landed in Firefox Nightly, post w/ demo
    • The referrer policy for fetch() requests has been enabled by default in Chrome Canary, status
      • The referrer policy gives you (some) control over how the request’s Referer header is set. The referrerPolicy property is passed as an argument to the fetch call. There are five possible values (i.a. 'origin-when-cross-origin'). See @………’s post for details (and code samples).

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