What Do You Want On Future Browsers? Time to Vote!
An industry wishlist for future browsers has been collected and developed by OpenAjax Alliance. Using wiki as an open collaboration tool and with contributions from many people in the industry, the feature list now lists 37 separate feature requests, covering a wide range of technology areas, such as security, Comet, multimedia, CSS, interactivity, and performance. The goal is to inform the browser vendors about what the Ajax developer community feels are most important for the next round of browsers (i.e., FF4, IE9, Safari4, and Opera10) and to provide supplemental details relative to the feature requests.
The current feature request list is:
- Better Security for Cross-site Scripts
- Stronger Cross-site Request Forgery Protection
- Better IFrames Better Sandboxing
- Native JSON Parsing
Client-server communications features
- "The Two HTTP Connection Limit" Issue
- "Persistent Connections" Issue
- XHR Connection Length Advice
- Synchronous XHR Enhancements
- 2D Drawing/Vector Graphics
- Video and Audio
- Offline Support
- Mutation Events
- XPath Support
- Component Model XBL HTC
Rendering/interaction/event handling features
- Better Support for Rich Text Editing
- Better APIs about positioning and styling
- Better UI Layout Support
- IE 6 and IE 7: "overflow: auto" problem
- Event Transparency API
- Event notification for "content overflow"
- Drag Drop Copy Paste
- Override Back Button Event
- Browser "Unresponsive Mode" Enhancements
- Enhanced support for dialogs
- "Array" Operation Performance In All Browsers
- HTML DOM Operation Performance In General
- Matching Element Against CSS Selector
- IE: Array's Can't Be Usefully Sub-classed
- Threading Support
- Hashes for DOM elements and associated API
- Ajax toolkit caching
- Animation of web page content
- Better testing support
- CSS Object Model
OpenAjax Alliance is calling for everyone to vote for his/her favorite features. As befits an AJAX organization, voting is done using AJAX callbacks so that the votes are recorded asynchronously in the background:
- Register an account for yourself at OpenAjax wiki home page;
- Cast your vote at Phase II Voting Page;
The alliance also strongly encourages people to comment on the wiki pages for each of the existing features and to add any important new features that are not yet on the list.
This voting is open to anyone, including OpenAjax Alliance members and non-members.
Resolve the Political issues first , later technical !
siva prasanna kumar P
If you take a count of the number of people trying to fix the same x/html code with some java script and dhtml to behave same on all the major browser, you will get almost 100% of all the web developers in this count.
In fact more than any thing addressing this issue must be given highest priority, Enough of customizing the same code for various browsers, first of all this should never be a developers or testers concern, I have seen my own friends installing 3-4 browsers to check if the behavior of the same page is same on all the browsers on not! Some times that effort is more expensive then development it self!!
Things I like
- Support for native JSON parsing mechanism , seems to be a good thing. First thing is JSON is very popular so having parser will enable easy integration.
- Offline support is also a cool feature , because that will help Ajax developer a lot
- Xpath support
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