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  1. object-fit and object-position

    CSS properties that control the position and size of replaced content within the content box.

    http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-images-3/#the-object-fit

    3,928 votes
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      75 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Update CSS Grid

      Update the IE implementation of Grid Layout to match the current spec. The current implementation from the IE 10 days is outdated.

      6,778 votes
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        167 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Since proposing Grid Layout to the CSS Working Group and shipping an experimental implementation in IE10, we have been heavily invested in advancing it through the standard process.

        Today we’re pleased to announce that work has begun on updating our implementation to the latest Candidate Recommendation spec. We’re excited about the level of developer and implementor interest in Grid Layout, and look forward to see how it will be used on the Web.

        To track our progress with updating CSS Grid go to https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/platform/status/gridupdate/?q=grid

      • 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/

        6,522 votes
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          40 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

          1,592 votes
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            21 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • W3C Manifest support

            Add support for the new W3C manifest specification for pinned apps as well as for Windows store applications.

            The spec allows for vendor extensions which can be used for things missing in the Level 1 of the spec. A lot of things have already been planned for Level 2 so it would be great if the MS team could participate in the discussions

            585 votes
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              4 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Drag and Drop Directories

              Allows dragging and dropping entire folders using HTML5 Drag and Drop. Extends the DataTransferItem with a method to get a FileEntry/DirectoryEntry.

              Spec: http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/DragAndDropEntries

              713 votes
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                7 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • position: sticky

                position: sticky is a new way to position elements and is conceptually similar to position: fixed. The difference is that a stickily positioned element behaves like position: relative within its parent, until a given offset threshold is met.

                Spec: http://dev.w3.org/csswg/css-position/#sticky-pos

                4,343 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  CSS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Debugging capabilities using the remote debugging protocol

                  Build upon the remote debugging protocol (https://developer.chrome.com/devtools/docs/debugger-protocol) to allow developers to use existing, familiar, developer tools.

                  Then continue to openly build debugging innovations on the web platform based on the protocol, collaborating with other browser vendors to make it moving between browsers an easier experience.

                  54 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support the [crossorigin] CORS settings attribute

                    "The crossorigin attribute is a CORS settings attribute. It controls, for scripts that are obtained from other origins, whether error information will be exposed."

                    Source: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/scripting.html#attr-script-crossorigin
                    Values: https://html.spec.whatwg.org/multipage/infrastructure.html#cors-settings-attribute

                    131 votes
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                      5 comments  ·  HTML  ·  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

                      93 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Edit and Continue

                        This feature would add the ability to edit JavaScript code when stopped in the debugger then to continue (or step) and execute the modified code.

                        Proposed Design
                        - Will have a number of limitations (e.g. not applicable to eval code)
                        - Will not modify the state of the DOM/Objects/Closures etc.

                        161 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          We’ve started work on edit and continue in the F12 debugger. It’s going to take us a while as it’s a complex feature with many moving parts. The first part we’ll tackle is applying changes when you’re not at a breakpoint. So you could do something such as editing an event listener then trigger the event again. No dates for when, or if, we’ll be able to deliver it.

                        • 24 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 4,910 votes
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                              38 comments  ·  Media  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Auto Update Older IE Versions

                              Force older versions of Internet Explorer to automatically update.

                              7,078 votes
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                                61 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                On December 15th of 2011 Microsoft made a big change that largely goes unnoticed by the vast majority of users; updates to Internet Explorer began to happen automatically.

                                Today, Microsoft continues to install the latest updates for Internet Explorer supported by the user’s operating system without getting in the way. With Internet Explorer 10 we also added a UI control to the “About Internet Explorer” window which gave the end-user easier control over this process.

                                Understandably there are some situations in which auto-updates are not desired. For instance, enterprise customers may (and do) choose to opt-out of these updates due to a reliance upon older versions of Internet Explorer internally.

                                Tasked with supporting legacy applications, while also supporting the advancing web, the Internet Explorer team developed Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11. This feature is designed to grant the user all of the security and speed of a modern browser,…

                              • Extension background page should be debuggable

                                The background page of an extension should be debuggable, or there should at least be a way to see the unhandled JavaScript exceptions thrown and console.log calls by the background page.

                                13 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Remove whatever the character limit is on Console.log

                                  The arbitrary limit on the length of characters that can be sent to console in a single statement seems to have persisted from IE.

                                  Remove it. Just because long logs isn't best practice doesn't mean a limit should be enforced. It simple makes Edge unusable for debugging those apps.

                                  29 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  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.

                                    365 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Don't treat ms-browser-extension:// as mixed content

                                      If an extension wants to inject its own UI into an iframe on a https page, it should not be blocked with the error message "SEC7111: HTTPS security is compromised by ms-browser-extension://..."

                                      20 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Make the Escape key open the console when using the F12 tools

                                        This keyboard shortcut just seems to make sense to me and matches what Chrome and Firefox do. CTRL+` doesn't feel as obvious.

                                        33 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  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/

                                          152 votes
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                                            3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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