Hello.

I am Paul Kinlan.

A Developer Advocate for Chrome and the Open Web at Google.

I love the web. The web should allow anyone to access any experience that they need without the need for native install or content walled garden.

Shiming Request.formData in Safari

Paul Kinlan

I’m currently building a simple CRUD client-side only data logger PWA that contains no client-side JavaScript apart from what is inside the service worker.┬áTo do that I am following basic REST principles, and just using the Form element to submit data to the service-worker that then stores in it IndexedDB and renders the results back out to the client. I will explain more in another post, but in this post I want to quickly document how I fixed an issue in Safari.

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View Source for Safari on iOS with Shortcuts

Paul Kinlan

I love view-source, it’s a nifty super power of the web that nearly all mobile browsers are trying to kill. Not exactly sure why. View-source is what got me into web development because I could see how other people structured their pages, and at the time I started web development it was pretty much the only way to debug web pages. I’ve also been using my iPad Pro whilst I am not at work for the next month or so… It’s a great device, and it appears to be locked down in a way that restricts me from doing exactly what I want… this is until I found out about the Shortcuts app that is built in to iOS.

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Ricky Mondello: Adoption of Well-Known URL for Changing Passwords

Paul Kinlan

Ricky Mondello over on the Safari team just recently shared a note about how Twitter is using the ./well-known/change-password spec. I just noticed that Twitter has adopted the Well-Known URL for Changing Passwords! Is anyone aware of other sites that have adopted it? Twitter’s implementation: https://twitter.com/.well-known/change-password Github’s: https://github.com/.well-known/change-password Specification :https://github.com/WICG/change-password-url Read full post. The feature completely passed me by but it is a neat idea: given a file in a well-known location, can the browser offer a UI to the user that allows them to quickly reset their password without having to navigate the sites complex UI.

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