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  1. Support the Encoding API

    Namely TextEncoder and TextDecoder

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

    162 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

      268 votes
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        1 comment  ·  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.

        137 votes
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          3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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/

          7,713 votes
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            51 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 74 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

                  65 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  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/

                    2,468 votes
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                      13 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Push API

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

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

                          1,910 votes
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                            26 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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

                            1,008 votes
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                              12 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/

                            • Support Parallel JavaScript / Rivertrail

                              Work on specifying and developing Parallel JavaScript methods of Ecmascript 7(?) – like the mapPar, reducePar etc (or whatever the final solution will be) – proposed by the Rivertrail project: http://wiki.ecmascript.org/doku.php?id=strawman:data_parallelism

                              See also: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/New_in_JavaScript/ECMAScript_7_support_in_Mozilla

                              22 votes
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                              • Media Recorder

                                Encode audio and video streams in the browser.

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

                                899 votes
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                                  29 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Improve WSH

                                  Update Windows Script Host to the latest version. Allow us use ECMAScript 6 in WSH scripts.

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

                                    556 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Make behaviour of host objects more consistent

                                      We need wrappers around host objects like window, location. etc in IE so that they behave similar to other JavaScript objects. Though this behaviour is not defined by the specification, doing so will be make the behaviour of host objects similar to other JavaScript objects and consistent across browsers as well

                                      This will especially avoid problems like these - http://stackoverflow.com/questions/25008099/function-prototype-bind-does-not-work-in-ie-even-in-versions-where-it-is-suppose

                                      9 votes
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                                        0 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/

                                        376 votes
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                                          3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Modularity and integration

                                          The idea si that. For example, we have a runtime environment.
                                          Any JS or other script engine in system registers in this server.
                                          Any app which needs JS engine can query the server for a list of engines which support some feature. Then the server gives the app list of engines. Then the app instantiates a class which implements standartized interface for interaction between JS or other engine and an app.Then the app can use this standartized interface to execute code, inject functions implemented by app into js instance....

                                          For example we have firefox and chrome and ie installed in…

                                          6 votes
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