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HTML 5 Weekly
Issue 200 — August 5, 2015
Wired
A writeup about how the precision in values provided by the Battery Status API could be used to track users who otherwise didn’t want to be tracked. If you want more detail, here’s the academic paper (PDF) behind it.


Jake Archibald
Chrome developer advocate Jake Archibald argues that the modern Web isn’t more complicated to code for but that users have higher expectations and halting technological advancements is not a worthwhile strategy.


SitePoint
A method that involves checking for browser capabilities before loading further CSS and JavaScript to give the user an enhanced experience.


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W3C
Defines a mechanism to allow web developers to instruct a user agent to clear a user’s locally stored data related to the current host and its subdomains.


Vincent De Oliveira
A look at two cutting edge CSS filter features: backdrop-filter, and a filter specifically for backgrounds only.


BBC R&D
A (PDF) paper describing a new approach to displaying subtitles alongside HTML5 video content in a responsive manner.


Tuts+
You like quizzes, right? This one’s only 9 questions long.


Mozilla Hacks
Pointer events are now supported in the nightly builds of Firefox. Check out this article for details and how to use the API.


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