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You Probably Don’t Need Derived State

June 7th, 2018

React 16.4 included a bugfix for getDerivedStateFromProps which caused some existing bugs in React components to reproduce more consistently. If this release exposed a case where your application was using an anti-pattern and didn’t work properly after the fix, we’re sorry for the churn. In this post, we will explain some common anti-patterns with derived…

June 2018 Security Releases

June 6th, 2018

SummaryNode.js will release new versions of all supported release lines on or around June 12th, 2018 (UTC). These releases will incorporate a number of security fixes.ImpactAll versions of Node.js 6.x (LTS "Boron") are vulnerable to 1 denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability with a severity of LOW.All versions of Node.js 8.x (LTS "Carbon") are vulnerable to 2 denial-of-service…

WebDriver is now a W3C Recommendation

June 5th, 2018

The Browser Testing and Tools Working Group has published WebDriver as a W3C Recommendation. WebDriver is a powerful technology for enabling automated cross-browser testing of Web applications and more. The WebDriver specification defines a set of interfaces and a wire protocol that are platform-neutral and language-neutral and that allow out-of-process programs to remotely control a…

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 is now a W3C Recommendation

June 5th, 2018

The Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has published Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 as a W3C Recommendation. WCAG 2.1 provides recommendations for making web content more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech, visual disabilities. The guidelines address accessibility of web content on desktops, laptops, tablets, and…

W3C Workshop Report: Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies

June 3rd, 2018

W3C published today the final report of the W3C Workshop on Data Privacy Controls and Vocabularies, which was held on 17-18 April 2018, in Vienna (Austria). The workshop examined the opportunities for privacy vocabularies to be used in conjunction with Linked Data in order to open the path for a new generation of privacy enhancing…

W3C Advisory Committee Elects Advisory Board

June 1st, 2018

The W3C Advisory Committee has filled five open seats on the W3C Advisory Board. Beginning 1 July 2018, the nine Advisory Board participants are Michael Champion (Microsoft), Jay (Junichi) Kishigami (NTT), Charles McCathie Nevile (Yandex), Florian Rivoal (W3C Invited Expert), Natasha Rooney (GSMA), Tzviya Siegman (Wiley), David Singer (Apple), Léonie Watson (The Paciello Group), and…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Writing Modes Level 4 and Updated CSS Writing Modes Level 3

May 24th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of CSS Writing Modes Level 4 Candidate Recommendation and an updatd Candidate Recommendation of CSS Writing Modes Level 3. These documents define CSS support for various international writing modes, such as left-to-right (e.g. Latin or Indic), right-to-left (e.g. Hebrew or Arabic), bidirectional (e.g. mixed Latin and Arabic) and vertical…

W3C Invites Implementations of CSS Containment Module Level 1

May 24th, 2018

The CSS Working Group invites implementations of an updated Candidate Recommendation of CSS Containment Module Level 1. This CSS module 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 is a language for describing the rendering…

React v16.4.0: Pointer Events

May 23rd, 2018

The latest minor release adds support for an oft-requested feature: pointer events! It also includes a bugfix for getDerivedStateFromProps. Check out the full changelog below. Pointer Events The following event types are now available in React DOM: onPointerDown onPointerMove onPointerUp onPointerCancel onGotPointerCapture onLostPointerCapture onPointerEnter onPointerLeave onPointerOver onPointerOut Please note that these events will only work…

W3C WAI Website and Resources Redesigned

May 11th, 2018

The redesigned W3C WAI website makes it easier to get information to help you improve web accessibility. The visual design, information architecture, navigation, and overall user experience is all new. Much of the content is revised, and we plan to revise more in the coming months. The redesign makes it easier to skim pages, read…

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