Why am I seeing rel=”noopener noreferrer” in my WordPress links?

As of WordPress 4.7.4, when you include a link in a post that opens in a new tab, WordPress will automatically modify the link to include the following rel attribute: <a href="https://www.google.com" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Google</a> With the rel attribute set this way, the site you browse to will not receive the Referrer in the header of your request. That means any tracking they are doing, like through Google Analytics, will not display your website as being a referring site. You may depend on external sites seeing your domain in their analytics to prove value or popularity or something, so you may not want this new functionality in 4.7.4.

Why won’t a custom jQuery Validation method run on an input element using KendoUI?

In our web application, forms are generated by ASP.NET MVC, which uses jQuery Validation and Unobtrusive Validation. I was recently working on a form we use in our own web application, and we planned to integrate on an external website via AJAX. There is a select menu in the form that allows the user to select from a list of items, and it has KendoUI’s MultiSelect plugin applied to it. The form worked just fine when used on our primary site, but when I used this form on an external site (making sure to include all necessary JavaScript), a custom validation method we add on page load to that one select menu absolutely would not run. Can you guess what caused this?

Weird &#65279 Character in HTML

I was recently working on a simple HTML project and created the basic HTML files in Visual Studio 2015. Nothing crazy. But when I ran the project in Chrome, there was some extra space at the top of the page that wasn’t coming from CSS. After inspecting the HTML in Developer Tools, I noticed a strange &#65279; character appearing in the HTML.