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  1. Shadow DOM (unprefixed)

    Enables DOM tree encapsulation. Without it, widgets may inadvertently break pages by using conflicting CSS selectors, class or id names, or JavaScript variables.

    http://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/shadow/index.html

    10,400 votes
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      86 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Custom Elements

      Method for registering (creating) custom elements in script.

      Spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/custom-elements/

      8,948 votes
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        69 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • HTML Imports

        Import HTML documents into other HTML documents.

        Spec: https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/webcomponents/raw-file/tip/spec/imports/index.html

        7,538 votes
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          80 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • add support for the 'form' attribute

          http://www.impressivewebs.com/html5-form-attribute/
          would be nice to use that feature, IE seems to be the only browser without support for it :)

          1,588 votes
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            29 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Dialog element

            This feature would add support for the <dialog> element to create in-page modal windows.

            https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#the-dialog-element

            886 votes
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              6 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 874 votes
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                22 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Drag and Drop Directories

                Allows dragging and dropping entire folders using HTML5 Drag and Drop. Extends the DataTransferItem with a method to get a FileEntry/DirectoryEntry.

                Spec: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/DragAndDropEntries

                721 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • W3C Manifest support

                  Add support for the new W3C manifest specification for pinned apps as well as for Windows store applications.

                  The spec allows for vendor extensions which can be used for things missing in the Level 1 of the spec. A lot of things have already been planned for Level 2 so it would be great if the MS team could participate in the discussions

                  591 votes
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                    4 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • HTML5 menu tag & contextmenu attribute

                    This feature would add the ability for web apps to define custom context menu actions on elements.

                    353 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • iframe[srcdoc] attribute

                      Gives the content of an iframe as a src context to embed (e.g. <iframe seamless srcdoc="<b>Hello World</b>"></iframe>).

                      Spec: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content.html#attr-iframe-srcdoc

                      254 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support the [crossorigin] CORS settings attribute

                        "The crossorigin attribute is a CORS settings attribute. It controls, for scripts that are obtained from other origins, whether error information will be exposed."

                        Source: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/scripting.html#attr-script-crossorigin
                        Values: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/infrastructure.html#cors-settings-attribute

                        131 votes
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                          5 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Microdata

                          Microdata is used to nest semantics within existing content on web pages.

                          http://www.w3.org/TR/microdata/

                          123 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Implement <table sortable>

                            It is a common use case with data tables that one would like to sort the data, to order by a particular column (or multiple columns.)

                            Currently this must be done via JavaScript, but HTML5.1 has the `sortable` attribute for <table> [1] and the `sorted` attribute for <th> [2]

                            [1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/tabular-data.html#attr-table-sortable
                            [2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/tabular-data.html#attr-th-sorted

                            113 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Support a[download] attribute for data URIs

                              The download attribute doesn't appear to be used when downloading a hyperlink containing an href like the following:

                              <a id="a" href="blob:E0F5CA16-F4AA-4B18-9A07-BFDD1F0633BD" type="text/plain" download="test.txt">Download</a>

                              $('#a').attr('href', URL.createObjectURL(new Blob([data])));

                              Instead, the downloaded file gets the filename "E0F5CA16-F4AA-4B18-9A07-BFDD1F0633BD".

                              94 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support the HTML Media Capture API

                                Full support for the HTML Media Capture specification (W3C Candidate Recommendation 2014). This would allow simple access to the native video camera using '<input type="file" name="video" accept="video/*" capture>' on Windows Phone.

                                Specification: https://www.w3.org/TR/html-media-capture/
                                (see "example 2" in spec)

                                At the moment, the only way to do this is to create your own camera using the navigator.getUserMedia implementation, which is more complex and can differ per platform (UI and logic). The simpler input capture type already works on iOS, Android, and Blackberry providing a fully-functional native camera with requisite platform-specific look and feel.

                                PS The HTML Media Capture API should not…

                                92 votes
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                                • [inputmode] content attribute

                                  The inputmode content attribute is an enumerated attribute that specifies what kind of input mechanism would be most helpful for users entering content into the form control.

                                  http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/forms.html#attr-fe-inputmode

                                  91 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow data: / blob: URLs in iframe src

                                    Currently IE is an only browser I know to block blob:/data: URLs as an iframe src. Since iframes do not provide any other way to set Content-Type, this disallows some interesting client-side scenarios such as iframed SVG preview.

                                    61 votes
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                                    • ol[reversed] attribute

                                      Please support this simple addition to build reversed ordered lists in HTML5.

                                      43 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Detect mobile-web-app-capable in metadata and provide app-like experience.

                                        When <meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes"> is on the page, give the user cues that the site can be saved as an app. When opened as an app, provide minimal or no chrome to the user, and make any other web-app-specific UI/behavior changes.

                                        42 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Meta theme-color

                                          Support Meta theme-color for filling the role msapplication-TileColor, bringing back the role of msapplication-navbutton-color (if those meta tags aren't present) and also setting the color of the status bar on Edge Mobile.

                                          And maybe something new like changing the color of the tab itself on the Edge browser.

                                          37 votes
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