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  1. 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…

    469 votes
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  2. Allow embedding a pdf from blob data

    For now it's impossible to embed a PDF file generated either by a web API or client-side script.

    "object" or "iframe" tags don't opens pdf document when the source is an objectURL or a dataURL.

    See issue #5411066

    Use case : http://pdfmake.org/playground.html

    5 votes
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  3. Implement node.isConnected as per the living standard.

    Implement node.isConnected as per the living standard. MDN Reference: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Node/isConnected
    Edge is the only modern browser not to support this property.

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  4. 79 votes
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  5. Allow dom elements created on one window to be used in another (for popout windows)

    IE is the only browser that doesn't allow a element created on one window to be added to another. This is useful when creating popout windows in a web application and not all frameworks allow you to specify the document with which to create the element with.

    5 votes
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  6. ShadowDOM

    Implement ShadowDOM. I think it is already under implementation, but I didn't see it had any stars. Does it fall under the Custom Element category?

    6 votes
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  7. CSS transform:matrix3d

    I am creating a new JS UI framework which is using this style a lot.
    Changing the value dynamically results in beautiful transitions in Chrome, FF & Safari. In Edge however, the animations feel 20x slower (I am not even sure if the GPU kicks in) and transitions like just zooming an image to the front results in flips & rotations which should not be there.

    Please send me an email in case you need test cases and I can add you to the repository of the new framework to see it live inside the examples.

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  8. Event.composedPath()

    https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/API/Event/composedPath

    neither "path" nor the new standard "composedPath()" is supported at this point. it would be nice to not use polyfills just for IE & Edge while other browsers support it already for a while.

    3 votes
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  9. Support KeyboardEvent.isComposing property

    https://w3c.github.io/uievents/#dom-keyboardevent-iscomposing

    This API is already supported on other desktop browsers. Supporting it will really makes IME handling easier.

    6 votes
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  10. Suggestion: Element.scrollParent

    Suggestion: Element.scrollParent
    Returns the closest element which controls the position of current element with a scroll.

    This feature very useful in many cases, easy for browsers to implement and hard for plugins such as jQueryUI to get it right.

    Thanks

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  11. Implement XPath functions, e.g. position(), natively instead of using Wicked Good XPath

    All other things being equal, EdgeHtml (13.10586) seems to be about 5 times slower than IE11 (11.0.32) for simple XPath queries like a[position()=3]/b[position()=3]

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  12. Do not try to select entire words across different DOM elements

    In response to this: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35257641/stop-edge-browser-trying-to-select-words-across-elements/35267896#35267896

    It would be nice to have the ability to control whether Edge tries to select entire words within a specific context. Perhaps using some (custom) CSS rule.

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