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Issue 184 — April 15, 2015
“As the web platform grows, there needs to be a standard way for developers to check the status of a permission [..] The Permission API, available in Chrome version 43, is intended to be this [..]” Mozilla and Microsoft also seem keen.

Ars Technica
Today’s Chrome 42 release turns off NPAPI (“Netscape Plugin API”) support by default, meaning the start of the end for bulky plugins, as commonly used for things like Java and Silverlight.

John Sonmez
This is about as simple as you can boil down the process.

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Raymond Camden
If you blow past the usual 5 megabyte limit, what happens? Turns out there are a few possibilities, depending on the browser.

At SFHTML5, the Web animation guru looked at the Web Animations API from the perspectives of UI designers, interaction developers, library authors, and the browser teams implementing it.

PostCSS parses CSS into a tree of nodes that you can manipulate programatically.

SVG is an XML-based vector image format that’s becoming increasingly common on the Web due to responsive design and high resolution devices. Experts from the W3C, Mozilla, Canon, Adobe and elsewhere are busy working on version 2.

Specifiction launched a year ago as an independent venue for Web developers to openly discuss Web standards. Now it’s taking a new step forward.


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