Christian Heilmann

Quick reminder: HTML5 required and pattern are not a security feature

September 22nd, 2022

Using the required and/or pattern attribute on HTML input elements stops users from submitting forms with invalid values, but you can work around that using the Console tool. In HTML5, you can provide a `required` attribute to ensure a certain field has been filled out before a form can be sent off.

Celebrating 1M installs of Edge DevTools for VS Code

September 15th, 2022

The Edge DevTools for Visual Studio Code extension has over 1M downloads, time to recap a bit how it came to be When I started my current role in Microsoft one thing that ailed me was that the browser developer tools are great for debugging, but they aren’t changing the original code. It is quickly […]

Quick tip: embedding YouTube Videos in GitHub pages

September 14th, 2022

GitHub Pages is a great way to host some of your content online. All you need to do is to write some markdown files and tell GitHub to create it as a page. The problem is that you can’t just add some HTML into your markdown to – for example – embed a YouTube video. […]

Automatic issue fixing and filtering in Visual Studio Code

September 9th, 2022

Using the Microsoft Edge DevTools for VS Code extension you get live analysis of your code and information about problems with accessibility, compatibiliity, security and performance. One highly requested feature was to automatically fix issues or allow users to never report a certain issue again. This is now part of the extension since version 2.1.1. […]