“People often do not know what technology their governments use until it is somehow revealed, after...the contracts have already been signed and the money has been exchanged,” says EFF's Matthew Guariglia. https://www.dailydot.com/debug/zencity-pittsburgh-bill-peduto/
"The Gitea project is currently reaching out to professionals who would be able to perform an accessibility audit (and be paid of course).
This issue is currently a placeholder for when we receive the report so we can coordinate remediation of issues identified.
If you are, or know, someone who can perform a professional accessibility audit of Gitea please reach out to the project team at email@example.com (or any of the project owners per their email in CONTRIBUTING.md)."
Hey, I'm back. And you probably didn't even know I was gone for the past 6+ months because I kind of just... disappeared.
If we had ongoing convoys I abandoned, apologies. Life got overwhelming and I needed to sort some things out. Not saying life isn't overwhelming now, and that things are all sorted, but there's *some* things taken care of.
“Richard M. Stallman, frequently known as #RMS, has been a dangerous force in the free software community for a long time. He has shown himself to be misogynist, ableist, and transphobic, among other serious accusations of impropriety. We, the undersigned, ask for the entire Board of the #FSF to step down and for RMS to be removed from all leadership positions.”
*** If I'm not too tired and cranky from staying up too late investigating this on my phone, I'll try and reproduce and pass along to Mozilla/Firefox team via support? Reddit? Idk.
But if I make those simple reproduction pages, I'll have to paste the escaped source code in my post, or else the dev team won't be able to read it on mobile. Because FIREFOX MOBILE DOESN'T SUPPORT VIEW SOURCE.
I even tried a JS bookmark hack. But you can't add custom bookmarks on mobile either!
** My other mobile Firefox problem is that I can't seem to usefully type in any sore of more than plain text box. What I mean is, any text area on mobile firefox where one would edit code, completely freaks out for me. Sometimes deleting doesn't work, or my cursor jumps to different points in the text as I'm deleting or typing. Basically completely unusable.
Basic html input element: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/input/file
Jsfiddle (I think*) using js click for file upload, but doesn't bypass permissions: http://jsfiddle.net/NkycS/2/
Jsfiddle for bypassing camera perms after they've been denied: http://jsfiddle.net/3wJSY/
* I say "I think" because neither MDN's page nor jsfiddle are very mobile display friendly, and another mobile problem I'm having**.
I may create simple reproduction pages on my site with steps and pass this along to Mozilla, if they care. ... ***
OK, but here's a kicker: even if you've denied access to Firefox for the camera permission, it's possible to bypass that, and still open the file dialog, without actually getting camera permission. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/927165
Which was an embarrassing exchange where two people completely talked past each other. But there's a jsfiddle where I get and close the alert, click the browse button, and the file dialog comes up even tho I have Firefox set to deny camera permission and not to ask me anymore.
OMFG it was a permission for the Firefox app itself, in android: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1316457
Not sure how/why I turned that off (I'm just going to assume it was me at this point), or why the file upload button does nothing, and gives no feedback, if you don't have on the 'camera' permission, but glad another months long problem for me on ff is finally resolved.
I did test it in nightly, and as of 86, file input does seem to work mostly normally. Vivaldi has a better file select ui, but . Still ridiculous that it hasn't worked for months in production, and the problem still isn't fixed until it's out of nightly and into the main app. It's things like this that make me wonder if Firefox will ever hold a significant market share again. With stuff like this outstanding, I certainly can't suggest it to others to use.