otsukare Thoughts after a day of work

[worklog] Edition 030. Lightstorms, rainbows and bugs… this is summer.

Tune of the week: Patti LaBelle - Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Webcompat Life

Progress this week:

Today: 2016-08-08T08:22:45.867497
283 open issues
needsinfo       5
needsdiagnosis  62
needscontact    16
contactready    29
sitewait        157

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We had a Web compat meeting this week and we welcomed a new team member: Dennis Schubert.

Webcompat issues

(a selection of some of the bugs worked on this week).

  • WebKit css for hiding/showing the menu bar on a responsive layout, it will be solved on Firefox 49
  • Almost every week, we are adding issues to the HLS/M3U8 bug. That's the top report we currently get on webcompat.
  • Yet another example that any hacks will break in the future. On this bug, the links are not working in Firefox. A strange rule x:-moz-any-link, x:default was applied to the CSS. This was ignored by other browsers. It seems it is a Firefox 3.0 hack which is widely distributed through sites like CSS Tricks. They also do strange things when using select.
  • WebP support in mod_pagespeed is full of user agent sniffing. I followed the trail of different updates. And because this specific Web site probably relies on an older version of mod_pagespeed it breaks in Firefox Android. The irony is that it will probably break in the future if finally WebP is supported by Gecko.
  • Some outreach contact leads are very hard to find. If you know someone working for SMASH or FujiRock festival, please tell me.
  • Funky issues with a JavaScript for cutting out text through canvas which doesn't work currently in Firefox.
  • We have a recurring issue with a newsletter/sweepstake web site. I haven't nailed down what was happening. dev

Reading List

Follow Your Nose


  • Document how to write tests on using test fixtures.
  • ToWrite: Amazon prefetching resources with <object> for Firefox only.