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  1. Service Worker

    ServiceWorkers (formerly Navigation Controllers) are a new system that provides event-driven scripts that run independent of web pages. They are similar to SharedWorkers except that their lifetime is different and they have access to domain-wide events such as network fetches.

    https://github.com/slightlyoff/ServiceWorker/

    6,561 votes
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      41 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • ES6 Modules

      ES6 Module supprt

      2,713 votes
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        9 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Web Animations JavaScript API

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

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

        1,848 votes
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        • Push API

          Provides web-apps with scripted access to server-sent notifications.

          https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/push/raw-file/tip/index.html

          1,609 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

            840 votes
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              9 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/

            • 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/

              660 votes
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              • Media Recorder

                Encode audio and video streams in the browser.

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

                507 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • CSS Font Loading

                  CSS Font Loading API

                  488 votes
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                  • Battery Status API

                    Allows access to see the battery level of the device's battery.

                    https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/dap/raw-file/default/battery/Overview.html

                    481 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • ES6 Tail Call Optimization

                      Besides providing better tools for JS devs, this will greatly enhance JavaScript's support for functional languages compiled to JS, like ClojureScript.

                      479 votes
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                      • Full WebWorker Implementation

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

                        458 votes
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                        • full feature support for Indexeddb

                          IE support only basic feature of IndexedDB specification http://www.w3.org/TR/IndexedDB/. Data intensive web app using full specification are not able to run on IE. Specifically missing feature are compound index, complex key path, multiEntry index and storing blob.

                          386 votes
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                            under review  ·  4 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 350 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Vibration API

                              This specification defines an API that provides access to the vibration mechanism of the hosting device. Vibration is a form of tactile feedback.

                              http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/vibration/

                              325 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Support "wheel" events for 2-finger scrolling on Precision Touch Pads (like every other browser does, and every other trackpad does)

                                Microsoft Edge is the only browser that doesn't support 2-finger scrolling properly. Sure, it scrolls the web page, but it doesn't fire wheel events. It instead just lets the OS handle it. This breaks critical functionality not only on the web, but also in many Windows 10 apps that are built using js/html (which is executed by the Edge engine). The biggest example is Flipboard, which doesn't let you "flip" through pages using the scroll gesture on the precision trackpad that Microsoft's own Hardware ships with (every Surface Pro / Book for the past 3+ years).

                                To verify the problem,…

                                246 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • requestIdleCallback

                                  requestIdleCallback is the way that adopting requestAnimationFrame allowed us to schedule animations properly and maximize our chances of hitting 60fps, requestIdleCallback will schedule work when there is free time at the end of a frame, or when the user is inactive.

                                  https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2015/08/using-requestidlecallback?hl=en

                                  205 votes
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                                  • Enable JS debugging from VS for Edge

                                    I was shocked to find that VS 2015 can't debug JS running in Edge (yet it can debug WWAs using EdgeHTML?). I hope this will be fixed soon, but it means that IE 11 is the only option for end-to-end debugging in VS, which is unfortunate.

                                    190 votes
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                                    • 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

                                      165 votes
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                                      • Ambient Light Events

                                        Ambient Light Event API which is a handy way to make a web page or web app aware of any change in light intensity.

                                        http://www.w3.org/TR/ambient-light/

                                        152 votes
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                                        • WebVR : Add support for Oculus Rift, OpenVR and OSVR

                                          WebVR is now supported by the latest version of Edge in the Creator Update and that's amazing. However, it is limited to Mixed Reality Devices and those devices and they are not available. Windows 10 users who already have a VR headset such as a Rift or a Vive, have to use a beta browser to enjoy WebVR.

                                          Please considere to update Edge with at least a support for the Oculus Rift and the Vive. And only if you want to be a super hero, add OSVR support too.

                                          134 votes
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