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The Fetch API, the HTML5 AppCache, HTML 5.1 spec, and more.
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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 180 — March 18, 2015
Mozilla Hacks
A good introduction to the ‘Fetch API’, an API that aims to fix many of the problems with XMLHttpRequest (the core Ajax technology). HTML5 Rocks also released an introduction to fetch() just the day after if you want a different take.

If you want to keep an eye on HTML 5.1, you can now do so in one place. The HTML 5.1 spec is now built with the W3C’s new automated publishing system.

The Application Cache enables your visitors to browse your site even when offline.

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HTML5 Rocks
As of Chrome version 42, the Push API and Notification API are available to developers. Matt Gaunt digs into how they work complete with code.

Leans on numerous APIs, like the Ambient Light API, Proximity API, Battery Status API, and Vibration API.

Rich McLaughlin
A look at how a developer approached recreating Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda using JavaScript and HTML5, initially using just the DOM, but then later the Canvas.

If you’ve ever been confused of the difference between ‘width’ and ‘device-width’ in CSS media queries, Ryan Reese helps clear it up here.

The W3C and Web Application Security Working Group invite implementation of 'Mixed Content', a specification that aims to improve web security by describing how a user agent should handle fetching of content loaded in a mixed security context.


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