Xah Web Dev Blog Archive 2014-10
am going to stop blogging for the next 4 days. Start again on next Monday,
HTML: Allowed Characters in id Attribute (minor update)
HTML Tutorial: Definition List: dl, dt, dd (minor update)
〔What's wrong with Angular.js By Daniel Steigerwald. At https://medium.com/este-js-framework/whats-wrong-with-angular-js-97b0a787f903〕
spambots talking to themselfs
Google Chrome to Replace Gtk+ with Its Own Aura
old news from
announcement by Elliot Glaysher at https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/chromium-dev/Zpu9801pPRc. Quote:
We aim to launch the Aura graphics stack on Linux in M35. Aura is a cross-platform graphics system, and the Aura frontend will replace the current GTK+ frontend.
Google Chrome to Kill Plugin
netscape back in 1990s created a plugin API architecture, called NPAPI. That's what allows you to have (Macromedia) Flash, Apple's QuickTime (for video), display MathML, use Java applets, and hundreds of others. Now, Google is killing it, and pulling it out of Google Chrome.
This means, no more Java Applets. By the way, the Flash bundled with Google Chrome isn't using NPAPI.
Google cites security reasons for killing NPAPI.
〔Saying Goodbye to Our Old Friend NPAPI By Google. At http://blog.chromium.org/2013/09/saying-goodbye-to-our-old-friend-npapi.html〕
some discussion on chromium-dev here: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/chromium-dev/xEbgvWE7wMk
If you already bought before, i'll email you update this weekend.
Do Not Use Dart or CoffeeScript
CoffeeScript is no good because it's a layer of complexity, with ad-hoc syntax, and benefit isn't big enough. It will never be standard.
How to Write a JQuery Plugin? (on its own page)
browser extension development explained: Google vs Firefox
for Firefox, there are meta-guide old and new on mozilla blogs, then there are 3 frameworks, one requires to download a SDK that runs python that it asks you to run its random bin/activate fk bash script with instruction about how to untar a tarball, and one is “bootstrap” fk, and another is XUL fk, each fk has their own introduction page, with one thousand links and jargons and guides and warnings and preface and idioms guides. In 1 hour, u still dunno a thing about it.
randomize a html list
i blame the besotted nature of the DOOM. NodeList, HTMLCollection, live vs not live, readable vs not readable, whitespace nodes, … truely hell.
but no, i did not subjugate myself to the lure of jQuery.