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  1. Add OpenSearch AddSearchProvider back to Spartan like IE, Chrome and Firefox

    The Spartan team should push Bing's boot off its neck and add the AddSearchProvider API supported by IE, Chrome, and Firefox.

    http://textslashplain.com/2015/04/13/opensearch/

    287 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 248 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 127 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Implement DOM4 methods: prepend(), append(), before(), after() and replaceWith()

          Steps to reproduce the problem:
          1. Open the testcase http://jsbin.com/fiqacod/edit?html,js,output in Edge.

          What is the expected behavior?
          The test should pass.

          What went wrong?
          The test failed, indicating that Edge does not support the relevant DOM4 methods.

          Specification: https://dom.spec.whatwg.org/#interface-childnode
          Chrome Bug: https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=255482
          Firefox Bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=911477
          Can I Use: http://caniuse.com/#feat=dom-manip-convenience

          90 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Iterable NodeLists

            Edge is now the only browser without support for iterable nodelists. (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, & Safari TP all have it). By iterable nodelists I mean defining `NodeList.prototype[Symbol.iterator]` so that you can spread nodelists like `[...document.body.children]`.

            This boils down to implementing something like:
            NodeList.prototype[Symbol.iterator] = Array.prototype[Symbol.iterator];

            Related:
            https://github.com/whatwg/dom/issues/284
            https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=401699
            https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1290636

            53 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Full spec support for "accept" in Input Type=File

              Provide full support of the accept attribute in a input type="file"

              https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/forms.html#attr-input-accept

              http://caniuse.com/#feat=input-file-accept

              Allows you to restrict the UX to valid file formats when necessary. Image uploads, PDF's, etc.

              44 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Document.evaluate API behaviour is inconsistent

                Evaluation of few XPATH expressions results in DOMException (code 12 ---> SYNTAX_ERROR)

                Below are the few XPATH expressions leads to this issue:

                prefix:_element (element name starts with _)
                ancestor::element
                element[@_attr='value'] (attribute name starts with _)

                WARNING## XPATH15001: XPath query "***********" not supported.
                JS for evaluating the XPATH:

                var result = xmlDocument.evaluate(xpathExpression, object, function(){\\ resolver}, XPathResult.FIRST_ORDERED_NODE_TYPE, null);
                This issue is only coming in EDGE browser. Can any one please share me the EDGE browser documentation link (like MDN) suggesting what are the APIS supported.

                32 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support .remove() method on DOM elements.

                  Support .remove() method on DOM elements

                  26 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow XMLHttpRequest to handle "data:..." URLs - like all other browsers

                    Currently on Edge (also on IE), trying to fetch a data-URL like "data:text/plain;charset=ISO...,...text..." fails - as it is considered cross-domain.
                    All other major browsers allow this.
                    This is useful for converting "exotic" charsets.

                    17 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement the URL() constructor and URLSearchParams

                      These are useful utilities for building and parsing URLs. Most of the functionality already exists as part of the <a> element behaviour, but it would be nice to extract the parsing into the specified constructor and have the added benefit of being able to query the params.

                      https://url.spec.whatwg.org/

                      15 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Highlight an area in the display area and right-click ViewSource to view source of that element

                        Select an area in the display area and then right click and View-Source to view the source of that element alone.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support toBlob() on canvas

                          Edge only supports msToBlob() currently. Please support standard toBlob().

                          http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/scripting-1.html#dom-canvas-toblob

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove element.runtimeStyle

                            element.runtimeStyle is non-standard, unnecessary and unintuitive.

                            - It doesn't match any standard or any other browser.

                            - We already have the `style` attribute on elements.

                            - If I clone elements with any runtimeStyles set then the clones also get the runtimeStyles. But if I copy the elements using an `.innerHTML` (or similar) approach then the runtimeStyle is not copied.

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Implement DOM accessKeyLabel

                              Standard specification at https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/interaction.html#dom-accesskeylabel

                              Already implemented in Mozilla Firefox.

                              Implementing this in Microsoft Edge would improve performance for websites using this (such as Wikipedia) by not having to load a polyfill that infers this information based on heuristics such as User-Agent strings and OS information.

                              This is a simple property accessed through the DOM that returns a string representing the keyboard combination used for access keys. This varies from browser to browser and between different operating systems and devices (mostly desktop however).

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Implement 'once' event listener option

                                The DOM Standard defines a 'once' option for addEventListener() which causes the callback to only be called once, upon the next occurrence of the given event type, after which the listener gets automatically removed:
                                https://dom.spec.whatwg.org/#dom-addeventlisteneroptions-once

                                The effect is similar to jQuery's popular $.one() method.

                                CanIUse entry: http://caniuse.com/#feat=once-event-listener
                                MDN article: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/EventTarget/addEventListener#Parameters

                                4 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • <datalist> searches using "contains" instead of "starts with"

                                  Firefox (since ages) and Chrome (since 08/2016) search datalist items using "contains". However, IE still uses "starts with" to filter datalist items.

                                  It can easely be tested here:
                                  http://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_datalist

                                  I think IE should adopt a "contains" approach too to filter items, as it is by far more useful/practical ...and would behave similarly to FF/chrome.

                                  3 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Function.length returns required parameter counts for DOM APIs

                                    DOM functions currently return 0 when queried for length. While browsers implement the number of required parameters differently due to differences in their optional parameters and values, it would help determine differences between browsers if we could compare functions required parameter counts across browsers.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Allow dom elements created on one window to be used in another (for popout windows)

                                      IE is the only browser that doesn't allow a element created on one window to be added to another. This is useful when creating popout windows in a web application and not all frameworks allow you to specify the document with which to create the element with.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Do not try to select entire words across different DOM elements

                                        In response to this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35257641/stop-edge-browser-trying-to-select-words-across-elements/35267896#35267896

                                        It would be nice to have the ability to control whether Edge tries to select entire words within a specific context. Perhaps using some (custom) CSS rule.

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Implement XPath functions, e.g. position(), natively instead of using Wicked Good XPath

                                          All other things being equal, EdgeHtml (13.10586) seems to be about 5 times slower than IE11 (11.0.32) for simple XPath queries like a[position()=3]/b[position()=3]

                                          2 votes
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