This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 192)


The state of Web Components, how Mozilla plans to bring VR to the Web, and is HTML ‘done’?
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Issue 192 — June 10, 2015
Mozilla Hacks
Web Components were first introduced to the world at Google IO 2012 but are still considered on the cutting edge. Wilson Page of Mozilla looks at what Web Components are, why they’re useful, and why they’re still not everywhere.

Tim Bray
“The W3C HTML Work­ing Group char­ter is ex­pir­ing; dis­cus­sion on what to do is in­con­clu­sive; things are pret­ty qui­et in the WhatWG. Con­clu­sion: The best thing to do about HTML is noth­ing.”

A now complete four part series digging deep into creating a Media Source Extensions-based player which can buffer video and also switch between different renditions on demand.

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Build a clean, well-structured web app from scratch by combining best-of breed approaches and a carefully curated set of tools including: Ampersand, React, WebPack, ES6 and Node.js.

Frontend Masters

Telerik Developer Network
Why did Microsoft choose the name Edge over Spartan for its new browser? Burke Holland explains that it’s all about the blue E.

Keith McMillen Instruments
Enabled in the latest Chrome, the Web MIDI API is here to play with. Here’s a quick look at how to do that from JavaScript.

Erik Wilde
Links to all of 120 APIs and specs under development as part of the ‘HTML5’ moniker.

Road to VR
Two members of Mozilla’s MozVR research team look at how VR can become ‘native’ on the Web.


In brief

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