Last week-end, I went to see the work of a forest company in Kanagawa mountains from cutting down the trees, to manage the forest resources, to distribute them on the market. Sustainability is key for small structures. To achieve the sustainibility, you need to take care of the health of the ecosystem. I relate that a lot to the Web ecosystem and its zillion of small Web agencies versus big companies such as Facebook, Google, etc. Some needs to the Web to be sustainable, the others have the power to wipe out the entire landscape to replace the Web with something for their own needs. Web standards are keys for the Web ecosystem. Not caring for them because it just works creates the troy horse for big companies.
Tune of the week: 殯の森
Progress this week:
Today: 2016-05-30T07:35:11.615533 355 open issues ---------------------- needsinfo 4 needsdiagnosis 111 needscontact 29 contactready 43 sitewait 154 ----------------------
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I wrote a couple of blog posts
- 49.99999% of a CSS width is?. I came back on old issue about rounding in CSS. Leaving me with questions.
- How CSS width is computed in Gecko?. The day after followup on the yesterday's post about rounding with the help of Boris ZBarsky and Brian Birtles.
- How To Fix border-image in your CSS?
The CSS rounding issue was interesting for me, because it helps me to dive in a place which is outside my comfort zone, aka the C++ code of Gecko. I have tried to fix a couple of issues here and there in the past, but nothing really too dangerous. Each time I ventured through the code, I always wondered where is this documented, things like the 1/60 for the CSS width that I explained this week. Maybe it's not necessary. But I have the feeling it would help beginners. Or maybe these are things that should be documented in the source code. Not sure.
(a selection of some of the bugs worked on this week).
- strange issue on Chromium blog where some images appear and some don't. Still investigating.
- Found another instance of SVG Filter on image fail. Currently if there is a mistake in the filter, the image is not displayed in Firefox but is displayed in Safari.
- A lot of false bug reports this week.
- Remote-First vs. Remote-Friendly: "Just because you happen to use chat rooms doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly become a glorious haven for remote workers, dammit."
- Building remote-first teams
- SVG filters, network fails and webkit prefixes
Follow Your Nose
- Document how to write tests on webcompat.com using test fixtures.
- ToWrite: Amazon prefetching resources with
<object>for Firefox only.