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  1. HTTP Client Hints

    Header for proactive content negotiation; just as the Accept header allowed clients to indicate what formats they prefer, Client Hints allow clients to indicate a list of device and agent specific preferences.

    Spec: http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-grigorik-http-client-hints

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      7 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 552 votes
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        2 comments  ·  CSS  ·  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 →
        • all:initial

          Supported by Firefox and Chrome and gives the developer more control over CSS cascading. This would be helpful when when writing components that get inserted in other environments.

          Preferably both property: initial and all: initial would be supported.

          525 votes
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            7 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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.

            512 votes
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              under review  ·  8 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Upgrade Insecure Requests

              Upgrade Insecure Requests is a mechanism that web pages instruct user agents to upgrade priori insecure resource requests to secure transports before fetching them.

              This feature can make deploying HTTPS easier for websites.

              spec: https://w3c.github.io/webappsec/specs/upgrade/

              512 votes
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                10 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Open source core components

                Please open source the core components of Internet Explorer (Trident & Chakra). Microsoft in a position to do some serious good in the world, please help move the web forward together as a team – you don't have to do this alone.

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                  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Full WebWorker Implementation

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

                  493 votes
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                    3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 459 votes
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                      9 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Implement :focus-within from Selectors 4

                      Tons of UIs include elements that are not visible unless the user interacts with their parent or ancestor. Think popup menus, delete or edit buttons, floating formatting toolbars, copy buttons, editing popups and so on. The list is endless. This is a good way to reduce visual clutter.
                      However, this is often done in an inaccessible way, just by using :hover, because making it accessible requires JS, since :focus does not apply to ancestors. However, 1 in 2 people writing HTML/CSS are not comfortable with JavaScript so keyboard accessibility (and usability, as many of us are keyboard users by choice)…

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                        3 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • HTML5 menu tag & contextmenu attribute

                        This feature would add the ability for web apps to define custom context menu actions on elements.

                        426 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support "SameSite" cookie option

                          The "SameSite" cookie prevents CSRF attacks by telling the browser not to send the cookie in requests that originate from sites other than the one that created it.

                          Read the spec draft here:

                          https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-west-first-party-cookies-07

                          Chrome already supports it as declared here:

                          https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/4672634709082112

                          407 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Change development cycle for frequent updates

                            IE falling behind before it was released. All major browsers has release cycles less than IE has between announcement and release.
                            Also, old version do not get updates.
                            Drop version from name and start actively supporting IE.

                            372 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  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 →
                              • F12 emulation of slow network connections

                                This feature would enable the emulation of different network connections such as 3G, 4G etc... changing network throughput, latency and packet loss to match typical conditions for that type of network.

                                Proposed Design
                                - Impacts just the page being debugged
                                - Dropdown on emulation tool to select from the different connection options (exact list tbd)
                                - Fits in with the persistence of the rest of the emulation settings

                                360 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 356 votes
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                                    13 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • CSS resize property

                                    Method of allowing an element to be resized by the user, with options to limit to a given direction.
                                    http://caniuse.com/#feat=css-resize

                                    353 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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…

                                      336 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  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,…

                                        329 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 324 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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