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Safari Technology Preview 64 Brings Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Safari Technology Preview 64 Brings Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple on Wednesday released Safari Technology Preview 64, the latest version of their developer preview web browser. The preview version of the popular browser allows developers and other interested users to try out features that may or may not, debut in future public release versions of Safari.

Release 64

Custom Elements

  • Fixed the custom element constructor to use HTMLElement in new.target’s realm
  • Fixed custom element to invalidate its style when :defined rule starts to apply
  • Changed invoking custom element reactions after constructing and inserting a custom element
  • Changed to perform a microtask checkpoint before creating a custom element

Web API

  • Added the content-length header to the Fetch safe-list
  • Disallowed navigations when page cache updates the current document of the frame
  • Fixed navigator.sendBeacon to work in pagehide callbacks
  • Fixed <object> elements that change from hidden to visible to properly display its content if its URL has a fragment identifier

Media

  • Added Experimental Feature support for SourceBuffer.changeType()
  • Fixed an issue causing video playback to use more power
  • Skipped validation of ideal constraints when selecting matching getUserMedia devices

JavaScript

  • Added support for a “name” option for dedicated workers
  • Added support for unhandled promise rejections in a Worker
  • Changed Date.UTC to not return NaN with only year parameter
  • Changed Array.prototype.sort to throw a TypeError if the parameter is a not callable object

Storage Access API

  • Changed to use eTLD+1s, not full host names, when granting storage access

Web Inspector

  • Added support for breakpoints on arbitrary event names
  • Added Initiator information in the Network table
  • Allowed breakpoints to be set for specific event listeners
  • Allowed recording processing to be stopped midway in the Canvas tab
  • Created icons for recordings and shaders in the preview tile of the Canvas tab
  • Fixed console.log to prevent firing getters for deep properties
  • Fixed the contrast of the error and warning text widget for the source code text editor in Dark Mode
  • Fixed XHR content sometimes showing as an error even though the load succeeded
  • Fixed ⌘G to work as expected when the find banner is focused
  • Provided a default icon for all actions in the Canvas tab
  • Prevented tables from centering rows when scrolling them into view

WebDriver

  • Changed top not handle prompts that appear while running scripts
  • Included all capabilities in the new session response
  • Stopped trying to set the caret when focusing a non-text element in the send keys command

CSS

  • Implemented flow-relative margin, padding, border and sizing properties
  • Updated the behavior of percentage row tracks and gutters in CSS Grid)

WebGL

  • Fixed WebGL contexts to be updated when the display configuration is changed

Bug Fix

  • Fixed color wells to appear pressed when presenting a color picker

Safari Push Notifications

  • A user gesture, such as a mouse click, is now required to request the user’s permission to send Safari Push Notifications

Safari Reader

The update can be downloaded from the Safari Technology Preview website, or if the browser is already installed, it can be updated via the “Update” tab in the Mac App Store. Full release notes for the update are available on the same website.

While the preview is intended for use by developers and advanced users, in order to provide Apple with feedback on the development of the Safari browser, it can be run side-by-side with the release version of Safari. The app doesn’t require a developer account to download and install. For more information, visit the Safari Technology Preview website.

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