This Week's HTML5 and Browser Technology News (Issue 209)


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HTML 5 Weekly

Issue 209 — October 7, 2015
Addy Osmani
A link to a detailed, easy to navigate slide-deck, but if you have the time, there’s a video of the talk too (47 minutes).

When you use ‘em’, the sizes are relative to the font size of the parent element. ‘rem’, on the other hand, is always based on the ‘root’ element of a document. All you could want to know about using them is here.

Paul Lewis
Paul reflects on the issues of building a podcast player app using Web technologies when cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) issues make it difficult to fetch third party resources without proxying.

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The HTML Working Group has published a Proposed Recommendation of W3C DOM4, the latest version of the platform-neutral model for events and node trees.

Describes a method of combining multiple DOM trees into one hierarchy and how these trees interact with each other within a document.

Louis Lazaris
Development of the ECMAScript standard (the spec behind JavaScript) moved to GitHub recently and adopted its own HTML-esque markup format.

Martin Anderson
Reflections on an academic paper which looks at the role of technologies like WebRTC in covert communications.

David Scott Lyons
A cool code-driven Web-based slidedeck walking through some basic examples of 3D rendering on the Web.


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