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  1. Support the `inert` attribute

    Trapping focus in modal dialogs or preventing focus in background layers in modern web applications is extremely difficult and error-prone. Developers either have to walk the DOM and disable every focusable control with tabindex="-1" and `aria-hidden="true"` on a parent element, or do some tricky JavaScript to maintain focus inside of an element. Many developers get this wrong or they don't do it at all, creating horribly inaccessible experiences for keyboard and screen reader users.

    The inert attribute currently being explored in the WICG solves this problem by providing a mechanism to disable entire subtrees in HTML. By setting `inert` on…

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      2 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Support KeyboardEvent.isComposing property

      https://w3c.github.io/uievents/#dom-keyboardevent-iscomposing

      This API is already supported on other desktop browsers. Supporting it will really makes IME handling easier.

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        • Suggestion: Element.scrollParent

          Suggestion: Element.scrollParent
          Returns the closest element which controls the position of current element with a scroll.

          This feature very useful in many cases, easy for browsers to implement and hard for plugins such as jQueryUI to get it right.

          Thanks

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          • 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]

            7 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.

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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.

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