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SSL vulnerability, Firefox 33, the HTML5 History API, selling an HTML5 game on Steam, and a look at HTTP/2
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 159 — October 15, 2014
Mozilla Security Blog
SSLv3 is no longer secure and Google has revealed details of a vulnerability in its design. For a more technical explanation, this article is also good.

Includes OpenH264 support, faster JavaScript strings, a cubic-bezier curves editor, a paint flashing tool for monitoring browser redraws, and more.

Avinash Zala presents a quick explanation and demo of the HTML5 History API, as used to manipulate the browser history dynamically, such as in single page JavaScript applications.

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HTTP/2 support is baked into the new Internet Explorer in Windows 10 Technical Preview, and here Microsoft summarizes it briefly. Want to know more? This HTTP/2 FAQ goes into a lot more detail.

Matt Hackett of Lost Decade Games shares some numbers on the success of their latest HTML5-based game which has done pretty well on the Steam digital game store.

Mathias Bynens
A nice write up of all the new features including picture element support, the Screen Orientation API, Notifications API, and other features from Chromium 38.

An eclectic set of use cases, compiled by the Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group, that represent scenarios of how data is commonly published and used on the Web.

Ars Technica
Humble Bundle is a long running series of pay-what-you-want sales of indie games, and now they’ve partnered up with Mozilla to sell a range of WebGL-powered browser games.


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