lundi 13 octobre 2008 - 3 commentaires
One month without news is bad. So we resume with only two weeks.
Changes of the week
Everything mentioned below should work with the latest nightly available at the moment (37469).
WebKit supports a placeholder attribute on input elements. This attribute allows you to display a tooltip in the field when the user hasn't enter any content. By default, this tooltip is printed in light gray. Now, we can play with his style using the
-webkit-input-placeholder pseudo-element. See the example.
Before this fix, it was impossible to debug a part of code running before the resource finished its loading. It wasn't really handy for a tool like the Web Inspector. Fixed !
Beginning of implementation for the Access Control for Cross-Site Requests specification. An
Origin header, which only contains the domain of the originating page, is added. This allows application to check if the request comes from an authorized domain. Unlike the
Referer header, this one doesn't reveal the complete path of the originating page.
Like Firebug, it's now possible to search for a particular line in the Resources panel. We can use two syntaxes :
line:123. We can add a keyword to only match lines with this keyword.
As David Mandelin mentioned on his blog, the regexp-dna test on SunSpider was incorrect. An option only supported in Gecko was in the test and so, this engine was disadvantaged. Eveyrthing is fine now, all the engines do the same test.
News of the week
While I wasn't giving news, three new posts were added to the Surfin' Safari blog:
- Full pass of Acid3, the last condition (smooth animation) is now ok.
- Web Inspector redesign, a summary of all the evolutions for the last nine months.
This is everything for this week. Of course, this is just a selection I've made. If you've noticed any other interesting changes, please let me know. Same thing if I got something wrong.