How can we improve the Microsoft Edge developer experience?

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 :)

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      • Joey SchooleyJoey Schooley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft should have a higher priority on this. Enabling the form attribute would allow the .NET MVC framework to develop a compatibility layer within a WebForms app.

      • DustinDustin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I just had a design that I am trying to implement that this would have made things infinitely easier for me, but nope. I guess I need to talk to the designer about this.

      • JimJim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Unbelievable this hasn't shipped yet.
        Can't image it would take more than a few days to implement this...

      • BurakUedaBurakUeda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        - Technology just isn't there yet. (Edge dev.)

        - Thank you for taking time to post your issues on uservoice. We value your feedback! As for your issue; 1) Uninstall all the recently installed software. 2) if step 1 didn't solve your problem, please format your harddrive and reinstall Windows and get back to us with th result. Best regards (A random MVP)

      • aaaa commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey can I know if there is any progress with this? Seems like the priority should be higher.

      • Chris SChris S commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, please prioritise this. I don’t get how in 2016 this is seen as ‘medium’ priority.

        It’s high-impact (solves so many web app layout issues), a glaring incompatibility with other browsers, and (compared to other features) easy to implement.

      • Matthias KurzMatthias Kurz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Note:
        IE/Edge is the ONLY browser left to not support this attribute since more than FIVE years.
        The last major browser to implement this feature was Apple's Safari with version 5.1 which was released in July 2011.

        Microsoft, don't you think it would be time to keep up?

      • joejoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What MS touches ruins it.
        Look at skype: worked perfectly on old and recent computers until MS has purchased it: now if you want make it work you need to buy a recent computer even if your old one still works perfectly or you lose skype usability, de facto losing skype account, contacts etc.

        The same is with internet standards: MS frequently doesn't follow common standards them throwing web developers into panic when they have to make their web pages work into MS browsers.

        What to say: from a while I'm evaluating to pass to linux or mac and this is the right moment it is going to happen but I never pass to win8 or win10 never!

        Until they learn respect of people MS sucks .

      • Matthias KurzMatthias Kurz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I fear this will not be fixed in the 2016 anniversery update...
        So probably we have to wait at least another year for a fix...
        This is a real pain.

      • Jakob WillforssJakob Willforss commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I also want to pitch in on this one. I was a bit disappointed to see that while my web page worked fine on both Chrome and Firefox, I now have to re-implement it if I want my users to be able to use it on Microsoft Edge. The alternative is to try to force my users to switch browser, which isn't a desirable alternative. Please prioritize basic functionality like this one.

      • Robert WisdomRobert Wisdom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, it seems as if its been Microsoft's stand that they are better than everyone else, and therefor they don't need to adhere to the latest in ongoing web development. Microsoft was once a leader in cutting edge technologies and paved the way in developing new trends and seemingly had more of an "open mind" in the past. Now that Microsoft has become this Corporate Mega Company, they seem to have forgotten where their roots are and where they came from. Its important to embrace and develop new ideas (and even those it has chose to ignore) and technologies in hopes that it may someday lead to a better understanding of the breadth of internet technologies and keep itself competitive in other potentially lucrative markets. We will realize what an important relationship Microsoft has developed with, if it can set aside its obligatory narrow mindedness and open up to the other, seemingly, ever-present technologies that are all but in everyone's (who has ever been on the internet within the last 4 or 5 years) face. You can't develop new ideas with a closed mind, and you can't expect to catch up to something light-years ahead of you. I applaud Microsoft's effort to come down from its throne and address the peasants from whom it owes nothing. But there is always something to learn, even from those ignored, especially when the ignored have become so loud, its deafening, and you must address them, or look foolish. Stay with the game, follow those that lead, and be more aware of what's happening around you, or maybe someday you'll be the ones being ignored.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please make this high priority. It's been part of the HTML5 recommendation since 2011 and Microsoft's browsers are the only ones that don't support this feature.

        If you won't be raising priority and adding support for this in 2016, please provide a clear explanation of why Microsoft continues to develop inferior browsers after 20 years of contributing to the browser market and web standards.

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