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  1. 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 →
      • 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.

        70 votes
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          2 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

          64 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/

            2,354 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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                • Push API

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

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

                  1,903 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

                    970 votes
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                      11 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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                        0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Media Recorder

                        Encode audio and video streams in the browser.

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

                        826 votes
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                          25 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

                            551 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/

                                368 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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                                    0 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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/

                                    156 votes
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                                    • Runtime error reporting: ErrorEvent.

                                      Unhandled exceptions trigger the 'window.onerror' callback (or 'self.onerror' inside Workers) for centralized handling.

                                      http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/webappapis.html#runtime-script-errors

                                      83 votes
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