WHATWG Weekly: End of HTML5 Last Call
Next week Wednesday, August 3, the W3C HTML5 Last Call review period ends. Consider taking another look and giving some feedback!
Here is a quick rundown of what happened last week:
- The proposed
downloadattribute made it into the HTML specification. Specify it on an
aelement to force the referenced resource to be downloaded rather than navigated towards.
- The WebApps WG published a first draft of The From-Origin Header. It allows resources to declare they are unavailable within an embedding context. E.g. to prevent bandwidth leeching.
- The DOM Core draft now defines the
TreeWalkerfeatures: Traversal chapter in DOM Core. These features have existed for ages, but details were not defined thus far.
- In a quest to define
window.find()Ian suggests that maybe it ought to be dropped. If you need it, speak up!
- In the light of a small vulnerability with allowing the
baseelement in the
bodyelement, we are taking another look at it. Because well, all your
baseare belong to us.
Since the summer causes a slowdown of everything standards, the next WHATWG Weekly is in two weeks.