Apple Blocks W3C Standards

Is it right for a browser maker to decide which standards to implement? Standards are there so that we can write web pages and web apps that we can expect to work on all browsers. This isn’t going to be the case for Safari/webkit as Apple just announced that it will not support: Web Bluetooth Web MIDI API Magnetometer API Web NFC API Device Memory API Network Information API Battery Status API Ambient Light Sensor...

Opening dev tools

Google Chrome The Chrome DevTools are a set of web authoring and debugging tools built into Google Chrome. Use the DevTools to iterate, debug and profile your site. Learn more about Chrome DevTools here. To open Chrome DevTools, either right-click on any page element and select Inspect or open the Chrome settings menu in the top-right corner of your browser window and select More Tools > Developer Tools. Alternatively, you can use the shortcuts: Command + Option + i (Mac)...

WebAuthn now official standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the FIDO (Fast IDentity Online) Alliance have announced that the Web Authentication specification is now an official web standard. WebAuthn is a browser and platform standard for simpler and stronger authentication. Although it has only just been made official, it’s already supported in Windows 10, Android, and Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Safari browsers. Commenting on the new standard, W3C and FIDO said: “It’s common knowledge that passwords have...