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  1. Implement hyperlink auditing (aka the ping attribute)

    Ever tried copying and pasting a link from a set of Google search results? Here's an example:

    https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fconnect.microsoft.com%2Fie%2F&ei=OAPBVLogzdDsBu7KgTA&usg=AFQjCNG2TWRj8pPxQdzWjajPCM1RWkvyRw&sig2=i-4rIaQUpM5oqA139JPc3g&bvm=bv.83829542,d.ZWU

    What's going on here? Tracking. Instead of directly being sent to the target URL, we're redirected through http://google.com/url so that Google can record what link is your preference and cater to your searches better in the future.

    The ping attribute for hyperlinks aims to make this process more transparent, with additional benefits such as optimising network traffic so the target page loads more quickly, as well as an option to disable sending the pings for more user-friendly privacy.

    https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/semantics.html#hyperlink-auditing

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      2 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

      1,283 votes
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        8 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

        734 votes
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        • HTML5 menu tag & contextmenu attribute

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

          426 votes
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          • 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

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            • Custom Elements

              Method for registering (creating) custom elements in script.

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

              10,523 votes
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                93 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

                121 votes
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                • HTML Imports

                  Import HTML documents into other HTML documents.

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

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                  • Microdata

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

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

                    130 votes
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                      4 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • <datalist> size and style

                      Hi,

                      I'm creating a contact form and I was using the <select> tag and I discovered the <datalist> tag and I think it's very useful, because it's dynamic (you can write and have some options at the same time). The problem is that I can't minimize the list of option with size="5" like with <select> tag. With <datalist>, I have like 30 options showing at the same time without scrollbar, so we can't see all of them...

                      My suggestion is to add css style like with <select> to change how the datalist look (color, shape, etc) and to be able…

                      18 votes
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                      • minlength attribute

                        We have the maxlength attribute to control the maximum number of characters in an <input> or <textarea>. The minlength attribute is new in HTML5, and is used to specify the minimum number of characters. We definitely need that, please be the first browser to implement it.

                        Spec: http://w3.org/TR/html5/forms.html#attr-input-minlength

                        56 votes
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                        • ol[reversed] attribute

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

                          65 votes
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                          • 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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                            • 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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                                  32 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 19 votes
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                                  • 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

                                    770 votes
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                                    • 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

                                      314 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

                                        121 votes
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