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  1. Implement arguments.callee.caller.name

    The object arguments.callee.caller.name returns the name of the function that called the current function; critical to debug a commonly called function if you need to know WHERE it was called from. Chrome, Firefox and (real) Opera have supported this for years.

    16 votes
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      1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Add async versions of common Array methods

      With the inclusion of the Promise object in sight, it's time to push for the creation of methods such as :

      Array.everyAsync()
      Array.filterAsync()
      Array.findAsync()
      Array.forEachAsync()
      Array.mapAsync()
      Array.reduceAsync()
      Array.someAsync()

      And the like...

      11 votes
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        0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • BrowserId (Mozilla Persona)

        Implement Mozilla Persona (implement navigator.id object) aka browserId.

        10 votes
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          0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • base 10 decimal number representation

          Base 10 decimal number representation that can be used for monetary calculations. JavaScript number only supports base 2 decimal number represenations.

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Web MIDI API

            Defines an API supporting the MIDI protocol, enabling web applications to enumerate and select MIDI input and output devices on the client system and send and receive MIDI messages.

            http://webaudio.github.com/web-midi-api/

            1,184 votes
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              15 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • CSS Font Loading

              CSS Font Loading API

              940 votes
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                12 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Full WebWorker Implementation

                Adding support for the full WebWorker API (Worker, SharedWorker, and Nested Workers).

                514 votes
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                  3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 356 votes
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                    13 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support the Encoding API

                    Namely TextEncoder and TextDecoder

                    Spec: https://encoding.spec.whatwg.org

                    189 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • UIEvents - Keyboard Query APIs

                      Identify the physical key being pressed; Query key from layout.

                      https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/d4e/raw-file/tip/source_respec.htm

                      270 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • setDragImage on dataTransfer of DragEvent

                        This has been overlooked sine IE 5.5, it has even made it way to the mobile IE (http://caniuse.com/#feat=dragndrop) but not the desktop one.

                        140 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 77 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Gamepad API: Support Gamepad Vibration & Force Feedback effects

                            There is the proposed Gamepad API http://caniuse.com/#search=gamepad in development, however the specification does not have any planned means of utilizing vibration in gamepads.

                            It is a rather basic feature that enhances the gaming experience.
                            There should be a recommendation for it or prefixed functionality for IE. A complementary function to the API like myGamepad.setVibration(leftMotor, rightMotor) would be ideal.

                            In the future I'd also like to see a way to have force feedback effects for devices that support them, like Joysticks and Steering Wheels which would be useful for simulators and medical applications.

                            Thanks in advance!

                            5 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Transferable for postMessage in Web Worker

                              The postMessage API for Web Workers in Chrome and Firefox supports a "Transferable" interface allowing certain types of objects such as ArrayBuffers and Typed Arrays to be "moved" from a worker context to the parent context, or vice-versa, without copying.

                              This can be essential for good performance in image and video-processing tasks that need to ship around megabytes at a time.

                              https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/Performance/Using_web_workers#Passing_data_by_transferring_ownership_%28transferable_objects%29

                              http://updates.html5rocks.com/2011/12/Transferable-Objects-Lightning-Fast

                              http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/infrastructure.html#transferable-objects

                              46 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Quota Management API

                                This API can be used to check how much quota an app/origin is using.

                                http://www.w3.org/TR/quota-api/
                                http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/apis/quota_management

                                71 votes
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                                • Web Animations JavaScript API

                                  A unified model for supporting animation and synchronization on the Web platform.

                                  http://www.w3.org/TR/web-animations/

                                  2,708 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 23 votes
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                                    • WebCrypto Discovery

                                      Implement WebCrypto Discovery API as described by Nick Van den Bleeken and Nick Hofstede on the link below

                                      http://www.w3.org/2012/webcrypto/webcrypto-next-workshop/papers/Using_the_W3C_WebCrypto_API_for_Document_Signing.html

                                      42 votes
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                                      • Web Speech API (input)

                                        Enables web developers to incorporate speech recognition into their web pages.

                                        https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/speech-api/raw-file/tip/speechapi.html

                                        1,074 votes
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                                          14 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Web Speech is on the backlog with a priority of Medium. You can track status changes at https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/webspeechapiinput

                                          We are currently investigating Web Speech along with script-based accessibility as part of our longer term accessibility investments. This joins our wider ranging accessibility investments detailed in our Microsoft Edge for Developers blog post: https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2016/02/03/2016-platform-priorities/

                                        • Media Recorder

                                          Encode audio and video streams in the browser.

                                          Spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/mediastream-recording/

                                          1,111 votes
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