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Chrome to limit full ad blocking extensions to enterprise users - 9to5Google
An example of the problems you get when one company effectively controls the browser market. Remember, due to video DRM, Chrome effectively ISN'T open source.
opensource  google  evil  advertising  web  browsers  chrome  via:reddit  firefox 
may 2019 by mcherm
I can see your local web servers
Yipes! Local stuff accessable via http (but ONLY on your local machine) is vulnerable to probing by malicious web pages.
security  web  internet  via:HackerNews 
may 2019 by mcherm
A Conspiracy To Kill IE6
How a couple of Google programmers working on YouTube decided on their own (without permission) to deprecate IE6 for the good of web developers around the world.
history  easteregg  browsers  web  via:HackerNews  security  google 
may 2019 by mcherm
Major Browsers to Prevent Disabling of Click Tracking Privacy Risk
A "ping" attribute on a hyperlink will cause the browser to make a call when the link is followed. Safari and Chrome both just made an impossible to disable this feature. Firefox doesn't.
privacy  browsers  web  via:boingboing 
april 2019 by mcherm
After the porn ban, Tumblr users have ditched the platform as promised - The Verge
Well, now we know the size of the loss -- 30% is big but I would not have been surprised to see something even larger.
web  pornography  tumblr  via:HackerNews 
march 2019 by mcherm
FIDO2 Project - FIDO Alliance
An overall approach to web authentication. WehAuthn (part of it) was just approved as a W3C standard. I should read up on this and learn it.
security  programming  authentication  web  internet  standards  via:HackerNews 
march 2019 by mcherm
RFC 7231 - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content
Instead of telling people that certain HTTP methods are supposed to be idempotent, I should give out this link to the spec definitions of "safe" and "idempotent" which are clearly specified and explained.
standards  web  http  REST  reference  via:HackerNews 
february 2019 by mcherm
Troy Hunt: Extended Validation Certificates are Dead
Unless you are a bank there is no reason to use Extended Validation SSL certificates.
web  security  ssl  internet  via:HackerNews 
december 2018 by mcherm
Beaker | Peer-to-peer Web browser. No blockchain required.
A sort of distributed file system designed to be something like a P2P version of the World Wide Web.
p2p  web  via:HackerNews  internet 
march 2018 by mcherm
Annotation is now a web standard – Hypothesis
The W3C approves a standard for annotations (leaving notes or comments on web pages that are collected and managed by a third party).
web  internet  w3c  via:HackerNews 
february 2017 by mcherm
Google's QUIC protocol: moving the web from TCP to UDP
Google has an experimental (but in use in the real world) protocol for sending HTTP traffic (encrypted) over UDP instead of TCP with 10% of bandwidth reserved for filling in for missing packets. It's designed to be faster than TCP, especially when loading multiple resources in the same stream (like web pages).
networking  http  web  google  via:HackerNews 
august 2016 by mcherm
How a new HTML element will make the Web faster | Ars Technica
The story behind how a new HTML element got added to the standard to support varying image sizes. It is really a story about how standards committees work.
ArsTechnica  standards  html  html5  webdevelopment  web  via:HackerNews 
september 2014 by mcherm
Why use www? | www. is not deprecated
So you can set up a CNAME. Needed only if you get big enough to want to separate static from non-static resources or to dynamically redirect traffic.
web  internet  dns  blogging  via:HackerNews 
june 2014 by mcherm
lcamtuf's blog: HTTP cookies, or how not to design protocols
How the standard for cookies was poorly designed and as a result cookies have been a mess (particularly with regard to security) ever since.
security  web  cookie  http  via:HackerNews 
october 2010 by mcherm
Social Networking vs Email
He claims that social networking (twitter, facebook, etc) has already surpassed email as a communications tool.
web  facebook  email  twitter  via:HackerNews 
april 2010 by mcherm
The joy of webscale identifiers « Jon Udell
Interesting concept: to avoid inventing yet another namespace, use the wikipedia page name for the thing as its identifier in a different system. Create new wikipedia pages where needed.
Wikipedia  via:JonUdell  web  tagging  taxonomy 
september 2009 by mcherm
Why I’m Done Making Desktop Applications: MicroISV on a Shoestring
Making web apps instead of desktop apps means: (1) easier to install and distribute (2) get better conversion rates (3) can monitor users' behavior (4) can alter the app's behavior to different segments of users, (5) everyone gets the latest version... and he probably has a few others I didn't get.
softwaredevelopment  software  startup  webdevelopment  web  via:HackerNews 
september 2009 by mcherm
PC Pro: News: Mozilla "worried" about becoming Microsoft
Interesting. Mozilla does not WANT to be the universal standard for browsers; they want a more diverse ecosystem.
browsers  web  internet  mozilla  firefox 
february 2009 by mcherm
The World Wide Web project
An archived copy of the first web page.
history  web  internet 
june 2008 by mcherm
UserManual - cl-weblocks - Trac
A web application framework for Lisp.
lisp  library  web 
august 2007 by mcherm
All The Lovely Browsers!
Detailed article (circa 2006) of the browsers out there with lots of juicy details, good writing, and pretty pictures.
web  browsers  articles/web_programming  mozilla  personal_net 
may 2006 by mcherm
LeapFish - Domain Name Valuation
Site assigns a dollar value to a given domain name.
useful  web 
may 2006 by mcherm
Google data for webmasters
Google allows a webmaster to see how their spider views your site.
personal_net  google  web 
november 2005 by mcherm
SSL Certificates
Reasonably priced SSL certificates.
useful  ssl  web 
april 2005 by mcherm
Coral: The NYU Distribution Network
Appears to be a system of caching proxys. add ".nyud.net:8090" to hostname to use it.
personal_net  web 
march 2005 by mcherm

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