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|ID||Project||Category||View Status||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0002005||Composr||core||public||2015-07-28 18:37||2019-06-27 19:03|
|Reporter||Chris Graham||Assigned To||Salman|
|Fixed in Version|
|Summary||0002005: Web standards refresh|
|Description||This issue describes small changes we can make to our web compatibility. It is somewhat of an idea dump, that we update as we become aware of improvements we can make at some undefined point in the future, and to help our technology planning.|
The issue will be periodically updated as new releases come out where stuff has been fully implemented (don't update before then, as we need to continue to track the changes).
Some items here will depend on the cycling forward of Composr's minimum browser requirements.
Other issues may involve some amount of rearchitecting or general disruption.
Other issues may just be small tasks with no external considerations.
Ideas depending on stuff that isn't even in all the browsers yet is discussed in 0001788.
FOR V11 (SALMAN):
"Don't assume URL structure too much" changes [DONE]
Rewrite progress-display JS code ("spinners") to do it more consistently, and use promises [DONE]
Finish documenting new JS framework [PENDING]
Move CSS to consistently use hyphenation [DONE]
FOR V11 (CHRIS):
We should change ":after" and ":before" to "::after" and "::before". This is CSS3's new way of writing that, and available in IE9+. [DONE]
Drop flash support (managed in 0002778) [DONE]
Drop all legacy video/audio media rendering. Chrome and Firefox now actually don't support NSAPI plugins, so Quicktime and Realplayer aren't even an option for people. Windows Media Player isn't realistically an option either. I think we should just erase all record of this from the media rendering code, mime types, and documentation. [DONE]
Drop IE support, support only Microsoft Edge for MS browsers. Wipe IE from history by removing all references to it. IE11 will be supported for many years (Jan 2020?) so we'll likely need to hold off this for a while.
Change browser support policy to be based on the idea all browsers will now auto-update on any OSs that still are supported. This counts for Android, iOS, Windows, Chrome, and Firefox -- as all the companies have changed their policies at this point.
Safari now supports 'HTML5 web media', which is a 'capture' property on upload inputs. Maybe we should use this on the member photo tab. Or maybe it's not needed - run tests.
|Tags||Risk: Breaks themes, Risk: Deprecates functionality, Roadmap: v11, Type: Standards compliance|
|Time estimation (hours)||30|
|related to||0001575||resolved||Chris Graham||Refresh our PHP base line|
|related to||0001963||resolved||Salman||Rewrite form submission as explicit rather than than using onsubmit, when JS enabled - and other changes|
|related to||0001788||non-assigned||Support HTML.next and ECMAScript.next (idea staging issue)|
|related to||0002912||resolved||Chris Graham||Hybrid responsive theme|
|related to||0003206||closed||Salman||Next generation theme (on hold)|
|related to||0000508||resolved||Chris Graham||Support Content Security Policy|
|related to||0002778||resolved||Chris Graham||Drop Flash support|
|related to||0002747||non-assigned||PHP refresh (ongoing)|
I have removed:
- Flash (all browsers are now or soon going to be asking permission to run it per-page-load); see 0002778 for exceptions I defined
- Quicktime (Quicktime Player for Windows is no longer supported and insecure; modern versions of QuickTime are just fronts for h.264 which we support directly)
- RealPlayer (justification: it's effectively dead, no major vendor has been pushing it for years, and it was only ever really popular as a streaming format commercially; I think there's zero legacy interest)
- VRML (it's not been used in very many years)
I have not removed:
- Windows Media Player (it's still very possible people will be using it, which isn't great but Windows is the most popular OS and I'm not aware of Microsoft have fully shifted everyone over to h.264 yet in their production tools; there are so many .avi files around too)
Also special cases:
- I have not (except for Flash) removed mime types. I think it's still legitimate for people to upload RealPlayer files and accept the right mime type to be used. If the browser then directs to the RealPlayer app to open the URL, that's a very easy win that doesn't encumber Composr in any way.
- I have not removed plugin whitelisting, as I want the general compatibility mode for legacy video to still be able to draw on whatever video plugins happen to be available still
I think this is a reasonable balance. We're removing explicit support for a few formats, but we're not erasing them from history and breaking mime type and plugin handling that may happen to automatically route through for them still.
I have also rationalised file type lists in a few places, with a new automated test making sure all our file type whitelisting is consistent.
I have also added 'cur' as a valid image format (cursor, referenced in CSS).
||When we drop IE11 support we can use 308 redirects and eliminate the REDIRECT_POST_METHOD_SCREEN template.|
|2016-06-08 00:15||Chris Graham||Tag Renamed||Deprecates functionality => Risk: Deprecates functionality|
|2016-07-22 15:18||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2016-07-22 15:39||Chris Graham||Relationship added||related to 0002095|
|2016-10-21 16:15||Guest||Note Added: 0004459|
|2016-10-21 16:18||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2016-12-08 18:09||Chris Graham||Tag Attached: Risk: Breaks themes|
|2017-03-30 11:11||Chris Graham||Relationship added||related to 0001788|
|2017-04-08 14:45||Chris Graham||Relationship added||related to 0002778|
|2017-05-01 18:07||Chris Graham||Relationship deleted||related to 0002095|
|2017-05-01 18:22||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2017-05-01 18:28||Chris Graham||Relationship added||related to 0002912|
|2017-05-01 18:28||Chris Graham||Relationship added||related to 0003206|
|2017-05-04 02:22||Chris Graham||Relationship added||related to 0002747|
|2017-06-20 00:05||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2017-11-27 17:37||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2017-11-27 17:57||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2017-11-27 17:59||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2018-02-04 20:23||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2018-02-08 00:27||Chris Graham||Note Added: 0005471|
|2018-02-08 02:50||Chris Graham||Note Edited: 0005471||View Revisions|
|2018-02-08 03:17||Chris Graham||Description Updated||View Revisions|
|2018-11-07 15:26||Guest||Note Added: 0005875|
|2019-06-27 19:03||Chris Graham||Tag Attached: Roadmap: v11|
|2019-06-27 19:03||Chris Graham||Assigned To||=> Salman|
|2019-06-27 19:03||Chris Graham||Status||non-assigned => assigned|