Re: Web IDL interfaces now require explicit [Exposed] annotations

2019-10-01 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Is the page “WebIDL bindings” up to date as well? I often find it useful too. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/WebIDL_bindings On October 1, 2019 at 5:58:36 AM, Christopher Mills (cmi...@mozilla.com) wrote: I've removed the mention of PrimaryGlobal from

Doc review request for MIME type “codecs” parameter article

2019-08-21 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
If anyone has time to spare at some point, I've finished drafting a new article "The 'codecs' parameter in common media types” [1]. It’s intricate enough, and gathers enough information from a wide enough variety of tricky sources, that it would really benefit from a review for technical accuracy

Re: Intent to Ship: Move Extended Validation Information out of the URL bar

2019-08-21 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
I’m glad to hear it; the presence of the EV indicator often occupied so much space that the URL bar would become practically unusable. Example attached. On August 12, 2019 at 4:05:09 AM, Johann Hofmann (jhofm...@mozilla.com) wrote: The Chrome team recently removed EV indicators from the URL bar

Re: Intent to Implement & Ship: WebRTC Perfect Negotiation APIs

2019-07-24 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Pleased to see these changes coming. It will improve the negotiation process’s reliability while at the same time making it easier to explain to new developers. On July 23, 2019 at 9:15:06 PM, Jan-Ivar Bruaroey (j...@mozilla.com) wrote: "Perfect Negotiation" refers to four API improvements to

Image format documentation review requested

2019-06-10 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
I’ve just finished writing up a guide to image file types and formats. Before making it widely hooked into the main body of our documentation, I would like to get it reviewed by engineers to ensure accuracy. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Media/Formats/Image_types Feel free to edit

Re: Intent to implement and ship: CSS 'prefers-color-scheme' media feature

2019-03-19 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Presumably that’s noted appropriately in some manner in Bugzilla? On March 19, 2019 at 7:45:53 PM, Hiroyuki Ikezoe (hike...@mozilla.com) wrote: The Android backend for prefers-color-scheme didn't get on Firefox 67, it's just landed on mozilla-central, will be shipped in Firefox 68. Eric

Re: Intent to Implement and Ship: break-before, break-after, break-inside CSS properties

2018-12-21 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
I just now saw this; as both a developer and as a writer on the MDN docs team, I can tell you this will really be fantastic to have, and I can’t wait! Not having control over breaks makes a lot of layout fail, especially when trying to use multiple columns or grids to do layout. On December 7,

Re: Coming in Firefox 65: Dedicated Profiles Per Install and Profile Downgrade Protection

2018-10-23 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
> On Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 3:18 PM Eric Shepherd (Sheppy) > > wrote: > > > Michael, > > > > > > Should be able to just enable sync in each copy of Firefox and sync the > > > items you need across profiles that way. Is that good enough? > > > &

Re: Coming in Firefox 65: Dedicated Profiles Per Install and Profile Downgrade Protection

2018-10-23 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Michael, Should be able to just enable sync in each copy of Firefox and sync the items you need across profiles that way. Is that good enough? -- Eric Shepherd Senior Technical Writer MDN Web Docs https://developer.mozilla.org/ On Oct 23, 2018, 10:08 AM -0400, Michael Verdi , wrote: > Is

Re: Intent to implement and ship: HTMLMarqueeElement

2018-10-15 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Happy to see this coming. I'm (honestly) sort of a fan of , in a twisted sort of way. A fun reminder of the whimsy of the early days of the web, and amusing to use in certain types of examples. On Sun, Oct 14, 2018 at 8:30 PM Karl Dubost wrote: > > > Le 13 oct. 2018 à 02:56, Brian Grinstead a

Re: User Agent Strings in Firefox and their history

2018-09-24 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Cool, thanks! If nothing else, please make sure they're not duplicating material and that they link to each other. On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM Mike Taylor wrote: > Hi Eric, > > On 9/20/18 11:21 AM, Eric Shepherd (Sheppy) wrote: > > We actually have a page on MDN about thi

Re: User Agent Strings in Firefox and their history

2018-09-20 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
We actually have a page on MDN about this kind of thing already: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/User-Agent/Firefox. If you would like to update or redo that page with your new work, that would be incredibly excellent. On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 12:18 PM Mike Taylor wrote:

Re: Plan for Sunsetting MozReview

2018-09-10 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
and missing review context, but hopefully this should help > explore the changed code in most cases. > > Cheers, > Gerald > > On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 8:17:24 AM UTC+10, Eric Shepherd (Sheppy) > wrote: > > We've noticed that attachment links are no longer w

Re: Plan for Sunsetting MozReview

2018-08-27 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
We've noticed that attachment links are no longer working because they're still trying to go to reviewboard, and there don't appear to be redirects. See for example this bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1211330. It has two attachments. Clicking either one of them gives you a

Re: Intent to ship '-webkit-appearance' and changes to '-moz-appearance' values

2018-08-16 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Those notes should also be useful for the docs team if we need to document this stuff before it makes it into a spec. On Wed, Aug 15, 2018 at 6:18 PM Mats Palmgren wrote: > On 8/14/18 12:52 AM, Jonathan Watt wrote: > > On 08/08/2018 21:08, Boris Zbarsky wrote: > >> Are we writing down something

Re: Intent to Ship: Shadow DOM and Custom Elements

2018-08-15 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
I, for one, would like to say: "Huzzah!" On Fri, Aug 10, 2018 at 4:54 PM, wrote: > On Friday, August 10, 2018 at 5:49:31 PM UTC+3, smaug wrote: > > I'm planning to keep Shadow DOM and Custom Elements turned on on > beta/release builds. > > Target release is Firefox 63. > > prefs are

Re: Intent to implement and ship: WebXR Device API in Firefox Nightly

2018-08-07 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Thank you; that will help the docs team very much as well. On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 11:30 AM, Boris Zbarsky wrote: > On 7/30/18 8:03 PM, Kip Gilbert wrote: > >> Link to standard: >> > > Kip, > > Could you please ensure that all the relevant .webidl files have links to > the relevant bits of the

Prioritizing media documentation

2018-08-03 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Hey everyone... I'm working on trying to get our media documentation fully up to date and could use five minutes or so of time from anyone with an interest in these APIs: - WebRTC - Media Capture and Streams API - Media Recording API - Web Audio API - The and elements and the

Re: C++ standards proposal for a embedding library

2018-07-30 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Yeah, a standard web_vew library being part of the C++ standard is not a good idea. It's far too huge a thing with far too many potential pitfalls and dangerous consequences, and is an overweight solution to what should be a comparatively lightweight problem. If the goal is just to have a

Re: Intent to ship: application/json mime type support for OpenSearch Suggestions

2018-06-20 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Is there a bug number for this? I was not able to find one. On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 5:40 AM, Mark Banner wrote: > In the draft OpenSearch specifications [1], there is ambiguity of the > required mime type for providing suggestions for search providers. > > Currently, the Suggestions extension

Re: Upcoming C++ standards meeting in Rapperswil, Switzerland

2018-06-20 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Thanks for sharing that overview! Although I can see why there's a lot of resistance to adding a graphics library to the C++ standard, it seems to me like a good idea. Even though, yes, there are going to be better and faster libraries out there, it's also true that anyone looking to maximize

Re: How to request documentation for new features or report problems on MDN

2018-05-24 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
writers' team manager || Mozilla > developer.mozilla.org || MDN Web Docs > cmi...@mozilla.com || @chrisdavidmills > > > On 17 May 2018, at 05:27, Eric Shepherd (Sheppy) <esheph...@mozilla.com> > wrote: > > > > Yes. Always, you're welcome to make needed changes yoursel

Re: How to request documentation for new features or report problems on MDN

2018-05-16 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Yes. Always, you're welcome to make needed changes yourself. If you want a writer to take a look after you're done, to be sure everything is in the right place (or to double-check your grammar), that's certainly no problem. On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 6:40 PM Martin Thomson wrote:

Re: Intent to ship: Allow the overflow shorthand to accept two values.

2018-04-18 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Yay! This will resolve an issue I filed on the spec, so that's a happy day for me. :) On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:42 AM, Emilio Cobos Álvarez wrote: > Hi, > > In bug 1453148 I'm planning to implement the CSSWG resolution at: > > https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts/issues/2484

Re: Components and QueryInterface can no longer be used in non-system globals

2018-03-27 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Ironically, the timing is impressive here. I just this morning noticed that the tables of inheritance we have in JSON for APIs includes LegacyQueryInterface among the mixins implemented by a number of interfaces, and was already in the process of creating a PR to remove that since it should never

Re: The future of "remote XUL"

2018-03-27 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
I would agree that going all-out and disabling remote XUL entirely makes the most sense, except in the cases you mention. The one potential exception: would it make sense to allow it to be enabled (with it disabled by default) on copies of Firefox set up with Policy Engine, to allow those users

Re: FYI: Short Nightly Shield Study involving DNS over HTTPs (DoH)

2018-03-18 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
I definitely see some easy ways this could be problematic from a public relations perspective given things going on in the industry these days and some of our own mistakes the in the past. It's definitely worth taking a little while to consider the implications before throwing the switch. On Sun,

Re: Ci, Cr, Cc, and Cu are now automatically defined in all chrome scopes

2018-02-02 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
That's... brilliant. How did it take this many years for that to come up? :) Sheppy On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 5:11 PM, Andrew McCreight wrote: > Bug 767640 just merged to mozilla-central. This patch makes it so that Ci, > Cr, Cc, and Cu are automatically defined in any

Re: Intent to Unship: stream decoder for BinHex format

2017-10-25 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Man… It’s weird that this makes me all nostalgic. :) Eric Shepherd Senior Technical Writer, MDN MDN: https://developer.mozilla.org/ Blog: https://www.bitstampede.com/ On October 18, 2017 at 8:50:20 AM, Joshua Cranmer  (pidgeo...@gmail.com) wrote: FWIW, I've considered ripping out the binhex

Re: Intent to ship version 4 of the Safe Browsing protocol

2017-09-06 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
On August 18, 2017 at 2:57:13 AM, Mike Hommey (m...@glandium.org) wrote: On Wed, Aug 16, 2017 at 12:43:19PM -0700, Daniel Veditz wrote: > 100 options is 4950 configurations to test. I think you mean 2^100. That's 1.26 x 10^30. Also known as “a boatload.” Eric Shepherd Senior Technical

Re: Intent to Ship throttling of tracking timeouts

2017-05-12 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Thank you for the details. I’ve added dev-doc-needed on the bug and added a link to this thread so the writer can find the information here quickly. Eric Shepherd Senior Technical Writer Mozilla Developer Network Blog: https://www.bitstampede.com/ Twitter:

Re: Intent to Ship throttling of tracking timeouts

2017-05-11 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
So part of private browsing and not a developer-facing feature, then? Eric Shepherd Senior Technical Writer Mozilla Developer Network Blog: https://www.bitstampede.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/sheppy > On May 11, 2017, at 1:40 PM, Andreas Farre

API docs/evangelism/development teams meeting Thursday at 8 AM PDT

2015-07-22 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
The Web API documentation community meeting, with representatives from the technical evangelism and the API development teams, will take place on Thursday at 8 AM Pacific Time (see http://bit.ly/1GghwBR for your time zone). Typical meetings include news about recent API development progress and

Re: Voting in BMO

2015-06-09 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 5:09 PM, Mark Côté mc...@mozilla.com wrote: To that end, I'd like to consider the voting feature. While it is enabled on a quite a few products, anecdotally I have heard many times that it isn't actually useful, that is, votes aren't really being used to prioritize

Re: Intent to deprecate: Insecure HTTP

2015-05-07 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
On Thu, May 7, 2015 at 12:43 AM, Adam Roach aro...@mozilla.com wrote: Which leaves us with a conundrum regarding your plea for more notice: it's a bit hard to seriously consider complaints that at some future date yet to be determined is too soon. ​My apologies. My reading of the

Re: Proposal to alter the coding style to not require the usage of 'virtual' where 'override' is used

2015-05-07 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
A request from the docs team: once the final decisions are made, please either let us know what those decisions are (use our doc request form: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/form.doc) or update the coding style guide yourselves (

Re: Is MOZ_SHARK still used?

2015-04-06 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Is it worth talking to someone from the TenFourFox project (http://www.floodgap.com/software/tenfourfox/) to see if they have an opinion on this? They may be using Shark still for their debugging and testing processes. ___ dev-platform mailing list

Web APIs documentation meeting Friday at 10 AM PDT

2015-04-02 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
The Web APIs documentation meeting is Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time (see http://bit.ly/APIdocsMDN for your time zone). Everyone's welcome to attend; if you're interested in ensuring that all Web APIs are properly documented, we'd love your input. We have an agenda, as well as details on how to

Re: [meta] Intent to implement - captured some docs on wikimo

2015-04-01 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Should we add documentation for this to the Developer Guide on MDN? We cover a lot of the development process there, so it may be wise to include this information there, unless someone can think of a good reason not to. On Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 9:08 PM, Jonas Sicking jo...@sicking.cc wrote: Ah,

Re: SpiderMonkey and XPConnect style changing from |T *p| to |T* p|

2015-03-26 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Is the bug tasking this marked dev-doc-needed? We will have SD A bunch of cleanup to do On Thursday, March 26, 2015, Jan De Mooij jdemo...@mozilla.com wrote: Hi all, After some discussion, we want to switch SpiderMonkey and XPConnect style for pointers/references from |T *p| to |T* p| (and

Web APIs documentation meeting Friday

2015-01-29 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
Once again, we'll be holding our weekly Web APIs documentation meeting this upcoming Friday, January 30. The meeting begins at 10 AM PST and rarely lasts longer than 15-20 minutes. See http://bit.ly/APIdocsMDN to convert this time into your time zone. We welcome and encourage anyone interested in

Web APIs documentation meeting Friday at 10 AM PST

2015-01-21 Thread Eric Shepherd (Sheppy)
The Web APIs documentation meeting is Friday at 10 AM Pacific Time (see http://bit.ly/APIdocsMDN for your time zone). Everyone's welcome to attend; if you're interested in ensuring that all Web APIs are properly documented, we'd love your input. We have an agenda, as well as details on how to