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  1. Support the full set of apis for DocumentFragment

    Browser extensions such as Stylus/Stylish use templates which call .firstElementChild but we can't port these to Edge because the full DocumentFragment api isn't supported right now.

    7 votes
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      2 comments  ·  Document Object Model (DOM)  ·  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://..."

      23 votes
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        3 comments  ·  Extensions  ·  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

        146 votes
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          6 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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 →
          • 24 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Networking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add support for the 'form' attribute

              http://www.impressivewebs.com/html5-form-attribute/
              would be nice to use that feature, IE seems to be the only browser without support for it :)

              2,053 votes
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                33 comments  ·  HTML  ·  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.

                26 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Auto Update Older IE Versions

                  Force older versions of Internet Explorer to automatically update.

                  7,228 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,…

                  • 4,997 votes
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                      39 comments  ·  Media  ·  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

                      671 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  HTML  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • F12 Support for web browser and web view controls

                        Currently there are no production tools to debug web browser (.NET) or web view (Store App) applications. It is nightmare to identify JavaScript memory leaks and sometimes hang and crash as well. Ability to troubleshoot them (post mortem analysis) would go long way.

                        19 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • vmax unit

                          Add support for the viewport-based vmax unit. Supported in all other browsers.

                          381 votes
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                            3 comments  ·  CSS  ·  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.

                            367 votes
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                              6 comments  ·  Miscellaneous  ·  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 →
                              • Support the Encoding API

                                Namely TextEncoder and TextDecoder

                                Spec: https://encoding.spec.whatwg.org

                                147 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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/

                                  7,259 votes
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                                    48 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  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.

                                    57 votes
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                                      5 comments  ·  F12 Developer Tools  ·  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

                                      1,820 votes
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                                        22 comments  ·  JavaScript  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 998 votes
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                                          29 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

                                          759 votes
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