W3C News

Dirk Schulze is now a WebKit reviewer!

December 3rd, 2009

Dirk Schulze, also known as krit has done a great work on the cairo graphics context implementation, and is also the main developer behind the SVG filters implementation, which is hopefully nearing its debut, making WebKit fully implement SVG 1.1, and making it possible to represent many of the more complex features of painting in…

Tip: New tab from the omnibox

November 26th, 2009

If you’ve ever wanted to search or navigate without disrupting the page you’re currently reading, you’ve probably opened a new tab to do so. This means either clicking the “new tab” button at the end of the tabstrip, or using the “new tab” menu item or keyboard shortcut (ctrl-t). A little-known shortcut can help you…

WebKit nightlies support HTML5 noreferrer link relation

November 19th, 2009

WebKit nightlies now support the HTML5 noreferrer link relation, a neat little feature that allows web developers to prevent browsers from sending the Referrer: header when navigating either <a> or <area> elements. Just add noreferrer in the rel attribute of a link like so: <a href=”” rel=”noreferrer”>noreferrer!</a> When receives the HTTP request generated by…

Kenneth Rohde Christiansen is now a WebKit reviewer!

November 11th, 2009

Kenneth has been participating in WebKit development since late 2008, when he started the initial EFL port. Since early 2009 he has contributed a great deal on all fronts of the Qt port, including WebCore integration and API. He has also played an important role in making sure the GTK+ and Qt ports work together…

Web Inspector Updates

November 4th, 2009

A number of exciting new features have been added to the Web Inspector since our last update. Today we would like to highlight some of those features! This post is also available in Japanese (日本語), thanks to Keishi Hattori (服部慶士). If you would like to play with most of these features you will need to…

Participating at W3C’s TPAC 2009

November 3rd, 2009

This week the W3C holds its annual Technical Plenary and Advisory Committee meeting (TPAC 2009). There will be about a dozen people from the IE team participating and this is a valuable opportunity to continue working together with other W3C members on the next generation of web standards. High quality specifications that improve interoperability between…

Bringing Google Sidewiki goodness to Google Chrome, Part I

October 29th, 2009

Google Sidewiki was introduced a month ago as a new way of contributing helpful information to any webpage. Google Sidewiki appears as a browser sidebar, where you can read and write entries along the side of the page. A lot of great Sidewiki entries have since been written throughout the web — a few of…

WebGL Now Available in WebKit Nightlies

October 19th, 2009

Introduction WebGL is a new standard being worked on in the Khronos consortium. The work done in Khronos is only available to its members, so I can’t show you the spec just yet. But it will become public within the next few months after a review by Khronos members. The good news is that WebGL…

Pavel Feldman and Dmitry Titov are now WebKit reviewers.

October 13th, 2009

Pavel has contributed some great new features for the Web Inspector and spent a lot of time on the Web Inspector to help unfork the Chromium port. Dmitry has worked on timers, workers, test improvements, and various other enhancements. Please join me in congratulating Pavel and Dmitry on their reviewer status!

WebKit Page Cache II – The unload Event

September 22nd, 2009

Previously I touched on what exactly the Page Cache does and outlined some of the improvements we’re working on. This post is geared towards web developers and is therefore even more technical than the last. In this article I’d like to talk more about unload event handlers, why they prevent pages from going into the…