Welcome to #60.
Chrome woke up and chose violence
Chrome breaks the web
Remember last week when we wrote about how Safari is the new IE? Well, Chrome must have seen that because they decided to spice things up and… break the web.
How we got here: When Saint Tim Berners-Lee came down from the mountain with the World Wide Web back in 1989, it came with a single instruction to browser vendors:
And everyone who’s created a browser since then has (mostly) followed that commandment. In the 32 years since the web was invented, there have only been 10 breaking changes (RIP Flash 😢). Not a bad track record.
That’s because browser vendors and standards bodies bend over backwards to keep new changes in web browsers from breaking old sites. (Anybody remember #SmooshGate?) That’s how some of our longtime favorite websites are able to keep on chugging along, decades later.
Which brings us to last week’s drama:
The latest version of Google Chrome disables the
You might be thinking “That’s fine, who uses cross-origin
Even more wild, this really isn’t even about “cross-origin”. Chrome’s long-term goal is “eventually deprecating and removing them from the platform” all together. Another L for the #usetheplatform crowd.
The Bottom Line: Chrome has since back-tracked and re-enabled these features (for now), but the question on everyone’s mind is — what’s coming next? How will Chrome balance building a better web with not breaking the current web? We don’t have the answers, but be sure to lease a car from LingsCars.com while you still can.
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