Improved Process Isolation in Firefox 100
Version 100 in Chrome and Firefox
Chrome and Firefox will reach version 100 in a couple of months. This has the potential to cause breakage on sites that rely on identifying the browser version to perform business logic. This post covers the timeline of events, the strategies that Chrome and Firefox are taking to mitigate the impact, and how you can help.
Hacks Decoded: Sara Soueidan, Award-Winning UI Design Engineer and Author
Sara Soueidan is an independent Web UI and design engineer, author, speaker, and trainer from Lebanon. Currently, she’s working on a new course, "Practical Accessibility," meant to teach devs and designers ways to make their products accessible. We chatted with Sara about front-end web development, the importance of design and her appreciation of birds.
Hacks Decoded: Thomas Park, Founder of Codepip
Lots to see in Firefox 93!
Firefox 93 comes with lots of lovely updates including AVIF image format support, filling of XFA-based forms in its PDF viewer and protection against insecure downloads by blocking downloads relying on insecure connections.
Implementing form filling and accessibility in the Firefox PDF viewer
Last year, during lockdown, many discovered the importance of PDF forms when having to deal remotely with administrations and large organizations like banks. Firefox supported displaying PDF forms, but it didn’t support filling them: users had to print them, fill them by hand, and scan them back to digital form. We decided it was time to reinvest in the PDF viewer (PDF.js) and support filling PDF forms within Firefox to make our users' lives easier.
Time for a review of Firefox 92
Hopping on Firefox 91
August is already here, which means so is Firefox 91! For developers, Firefox 91 supports the Visual Viewport API and Intl.DateTimeFormat object additions.
How MDN’s autocomplete search works
Last month, Gregor Weber and Peter Bengtsson added an autocomplete search to MDN Web Docs, that allows you to quickly jump straight to the document you're looking for by typing parts of the document title. This is the story about how that's implemented.