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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 The current implementation from the IE 10 days is outdated.

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      • John Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "On the backlog" and (as stated on the Platform Status site) "under consideration", is too unclear and unfair to developers.

      • John Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current Chrome and Firefox now support the W3 standard CSS Grids unprefixed and unflagged.

        This is great!

        MS Edge 15 should follow, preferrably before Safari does

      • Jon Rimmer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If a browser vendor decides to implement a prefixed version of an in-progress specification then they have an implicit responsibility to keep up to date with future changes to it, not leave it to rot as Microsoft have chosen to do with Grid. The longer that obsolete versions of any feature are left in place, the more content that will be authored depending on them, the more work developers need to do to support multiple versions, and the more technical debt the web as a whole will accrue.

        It's especially sad considering that Grid is a specification originated and authored by Microsoft themselves. Their abject refusal to implement their own specs in a timely fashion, even when they know *all* other browsers are making an effort to do so, is pretty damning. As is their refusal to even provide an update to the community on why there has been no progress on this issue in three years.

        For all the improvement that Microsoft has made in regards to web compatibility, their actions and attitude towards Grid shows they still have a lot to improve.

      • Tyrone Mitchell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This really needs to be moved off the backlog and into active development. Everyone else has it, and I hope you guys do too.

      • Erwin Heiser commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Everyone else is doing it. Please don't make this another everywhere-but-IE feature like so many times in the past.

      • Jen Simmons commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you Microsoft for making CSS Grid happen. For working on the spec. For shipping the early implementation back when IE10 was new.

        Firefox shipped Grid last week. Chrome shipped it today. And Safari will ship it very soon. It honestly makes me sad that Microsoft missed the boat, and isn't shipping right now as well. From the looks of things, other priorities have pushed out updating your implementation of Grid. I hope you can change that very soon, and get Grid out the door.

        You worked so hard in 2010-2015 to improve the reputation of your browser. You even renamed it! And now, the biggest feature to ship in CSS in recent memory, and your browser is once again behind. I don't want people to curse you anymore! I want your amazing team to be proud of the great work they've done. And get credit! I want you to ship Grid, too. Soon. Well, as soon as you can.

      • Sam Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to have the updated Grid spec in Edge so there's true cross-browser compatibility with Grid now that the spec-compliant Firefox and Google implementations are out! Thanks!

      • David Pavlicko commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Microsoft dev team! Thanks for all your hard work over the last few years - let's keep it going with fast support of the new Grid spec. The web dev community thanks you in advance!

      • Robert DiBlasi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        MicroSoft Developers: You have the wonderful Edge Browser ( Great work getting off the ground and marketing to the developer community. I would like to request an update to a layout feature that is in Egde.

        Please update the CSS Grid to the latest W3C spec. The spec is stable and I , along with others, would really like to see Burt Bos's inspired work bloom in the Edge Browser. It would really help make development of 2D Grid Based Layouts much more robust for business use cases and keep the Edge Browser and MicroSoft in the forefront of Web based Browser capabilities.

        Thank you for all your hard work.Building such world class technology is not easy, but the development community supports you.

        Thank you for listening.
        Now it's your turn to help and shin :-)

      • Asbjørn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How can this possibly still be under consideration?! Chrome and Firefox shipped the final version this week. What have you actually been doing for the last 6 months? Adding Web Payments and other useless things rather than focusing on core layout features like this that are actually useful.
        Given your glacial update pace, we'll now have to wait another 6 months before you maybe just do something.

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