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Our commitment to a more capable web

November 12th, 2018

Since the beginning of Chrome we have worked to provide a solid foundation for modern web applications. Those capabilities have enabled new experiences on the web that were never thought possible. WASM is enabling new classes of games and productivity apps like Sketchup and AutoCAD, WebRTC enables new ways to communicate, and service workers allow…

New Resource: The Business Case for Digital Accessibility

November 9th, 2018

The WAI Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) has published The Business Case for Digital Accessibility. It describes that accessibility can drive innovation, enhance your brand, extend market reach, and minimize legal risk. It includes direct and indirect benefits of accessibility and the risks of not addressing accessibility adequately. It provides case studies and examples…

Notifying users of unclear subscription pages

November 8th, 2018

Every month, millions of Chrome users encounter pages with insufficient mobile subscription information. Surprising charges that come from unclear communication are a poor user experience. That’s why starting from Chrome 71 (December 2018), Chrome will show a warning before these pages so that users can make informed decisions when signing up to mobile-based subscription services….

TTML1 3rd, TTML2, TTML-IMSC1 are W3C Recommendations

November 8th, 2018

The Timed Text Working Group has published the following specifications as W3C Recommendations: Timed Text Markup Language 1 (TTML1) (Third Edition) Timed Text Markup Language 2 (TTML2) TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.1 The Timed Text Markup Language is a content type that represents timed text media for the purpose of interchange…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Containment and Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1

November 8th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of two updated Candidate Recommendations: CSS Containment Module Level 1 describes the ‘contain’ property, which indicates that the element’s subtree is independent of the rest of the page. This enables heavy optimizations by user agents when used well. CSS Flexible Box Layout Module Level 1 describes a CSS box model…

First Public Working Draft: Trace Context

November 6th, 2018

The Distributed Tracing Working Group has published a First Public Working Draft of Trace Context. A distributed application is an application that consists of multiple components, also known as micro-services, that are deployed and operated separately. The Trace Context specification defines properties intended for event correlation between micro-services to allow various tracing and diagnostics monitoring…

Selectors Level 3 is a W3C Recommendation

November 6th, 2018

The CSS Working Group has published Selectors Level 3 as a W3C Recommendation. Selectors are patterns that match against elements in a tree, and as such form one of several technologies that can be used to select nodes in an HTML or XML document. Selectors have been optimized for use with HTML and XML, and…

Further protections from harmful ad experiences on the web

November 5th, 2018

Last year, after hearing from Chrome users, we launched a set of user protections against “abusive experiences” — experiences designed to intentionally mislead and trick users into taking action on the web. These protections blocked pop-ups and new window requests from sites with certain abusive experiences like redirecting pages. However, we’ve learned since then that…

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3

November 5th, 2018

WordPress 5.0 Beta 3 is now available! This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site to play with the new version. There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.0 Beta: try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”), or…

Quarterly Updates | Q3 2018

November 1st, 2018

To keep everyone aware of big projects and efforts across WordPress contributor teams, I’ve reached out to each team’s listed representatives. I asked each of them to share their Top Priority (and when they hope for it to be completed), as well as their biggest Wins and Worries. Have questions? I’ve included a link to…