Monday, September 20th, 2010

Video Conferencing with the HTML5 Device Element

Category: HTML, Standards, Video

Did you know that work is being done to enable videoconferencing from HTML5 applications? Ian Hickson has been doing work on the element in a separate draft to make this possible. The element will be used to allow the user to give permission to a page to use a device, such as a video camera. Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am

3 rating from 8 votes

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

An alternative way to addEventListener

Category: Examples, JavaScript, Standards, W3C

I can’t believe none of us knew DOM2 This is how a tweet from @SubtleGradient, re-tweeted by @jdalton, has been able to steal my rest tonight … and this post is the consequence … What’s new in a nutshell There is a W3C Recommendation about addEventListener behavior, which clearly specify the second argument as an Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 8:00 am

3.7 rating from 11 votes

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

COR Blimey! Cross domain Ajax is really here

Category: Ajax, Standards

There is a lot of solid support for cross-domain Ajax in modern web browsers, yet most developers are still unaware of this powerful capability. Usage requires just a little bit of extra JavaScript work and a little extra server-side work to ensure that the correct headers are being sent. IE8’s implementation lags a bit behind Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:09 am

3.6 rating from 66 votes

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

W3C. Hire Ben Schwarz now. Making specs nice to look at!

Category: CSS, Standards

While preparing my HTML WORKSHOP, I’ve been re-reading W3C specs in far further detail than I ever would’ve imagined. The reading experience is far from delightful. Not only is the text the entire browser width in measure, but it’s dense and laborious to read. No wonder browser vendors have traditionally missed subtle details. The paragraph Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:17 am

4 rating from 1 votes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

The new element has been added to the HTML5 spec

Category: HTML, Standards

It is always fun to get a new tweet from Mr. WHATWG and these came through recently: HTML5: Captions – Stage 1: the <track> element. HTML5: Captions – Stage 2: the IDL additions. HTML5: Captions – Stage 3: defining what a timed track and a timed track cue are. John Dyer noticed the new <track> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:58 am

3.3 rating from 3 votes

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Microsoft to support H.264 only? Really?

Category: Microsoft, Standards

Dean Hachamovitch took an opportunity to talk about Microsoft’s point of view on HTML5 video. Namely, the view that they will only support H.264. Why do that post now? Get it out before Google I/O and VP8 gets released and opened? Follow Steve Jobs’ attack on Adobe (which talks about the openness of H.264?). Dean Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:11 am

3 rating from 1 votes

Monday, April 19th, 2010

HTML5 and CSS3 Readiness Visualization

Category: CSS, HTML, Showcase, Standards

Paul Irish and Divya Manian have created a fun visualization on readiness of HTML5 and CSS3 standards in various browsers. It uses a bunch of the usual CSS cool-suspects: -webkit-gradient, -webkit-transition, -webkit-border-radius, and the like (and -moz/-o too). The added feature is…. do a mouse scroll on the page: < View plain text > javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:57 am

4.2 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

HTML5 Test. Acid for HTML5?

Category: HTML, Standards is a site by Niels Leenheer that runs a series of (currently) 160 tests on your browser. The tests are grouped into: Doctype Canvas Video Audio Geolocation Storage Offline Web Applications Workers Section elements Grouping content elements Text-level semantic elements Forms User interaction This is a good start, but help him out with new Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:26 am

4.2 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Holiday reading? WebGL Draft Available

Category: Standards

The first WebGL specification is here for your holiday leisure reading. The awesome Arun of Mozilla just posted this to the W3C device API group: Today, the WebGL WG at Khronos released a public draft of the WebGL specification, and we really welcome (and need) wide review. Along with Mozilla folks, the WebGL WG has Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:16 pm
1 Comment

4.4 rating from 37 votes

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

W3C Capture API our in draft

Category: Standards, W3C

A draft of the W3C Capture API has been put out there by the editors. The Capture API defines a JavaScript API for accessing the microphone and camera of a hosting device. When I look at the API for getting pictures from a camera I got a little scared at the amount of DOM fluff Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:43 pm

4.3 rating from 14 votes

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

ES5 is an ECMA standard

Category: JavaScript, Standards

ES5 is an ECMA standard. Let’s hear it for forward progress, even though we want so much more for the only viable language to program the Web client to date. Let’s have a big “Booo” to IBM for being so stuck up that they think their IEEE decimal position is so freaking important that warrants Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 12:58 am

3.9 rating from 41 votes

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Sputniktests via Browsers

Category: Browsers, JavaScript, Standards

Sputniktests web runner is a web based porting of the Sputniktests ECMA-262 conformance test suite made by Google. The aim of this test suite is to understand how compliant is a browser engine and the work @kangax has done in this post is, as usual, complete and loads of analysis about the test suite itself, Read the rest…

Posted by webreflection at 7:30 am

4.6 rating from 80 votes

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

W3C publish first working draft of File API

Category: Standards

The W3C has published a working draft for the File API which gives us a much improved <input type=”file”> and programmatic ability to work with file uploads and the like. There are actually a few pieces to this work, which does a good job interfacing with other standards too: This specification provides an API for Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:25 am

4 rating from 38 votes

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Microsoft dips toe in HTML 5 water

Category: Browsers, Microsoft, Standards

Stephen Shankland pointed to Adrian Bateman of Microsoft speaking up in a W3C list on HTML 5. Microsoft has been incredibly quiet until now (the IE team at least, Chris Wilson is in another team now) and so it is interesting to get a glimpse of their thoughts (and try to work out what they Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:55 am

4.3 rating from 22 votes

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Modernizr: HTML5 and CSS3 detection

Category: HTML, Standards

Modernizr is a new library that detects various HTML5 and CSS3 features and lets you know so you can use them: Writing conditional CSS with Modernizr Now, once your page loads, Modernizr will run and go through all of its tests. It will automatically add all the classes to the <body> element of the page, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:29 pm

4.2 rating from 24 votes

A whole lot of testing for JavaScript implementations

Category: JavaScript, Standards

A couple of releases related to unit testing and JavaScript came out on the same day. First, the JScript team posted a set of ECMAScript 5 tests…. 900 to be exact, and the focus on features that are new to ECMAScript 5. All of the tests are released under New BSD. Then, the V8 team Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am
1 Comment

3.9 rating from 22 votes