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Safari Technology Preview 68 Brings The Usual Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Safari Technology Preview 68 Brings The Usual Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

Apple on Wednesday released Safari Technology Preview 68, 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 68

Web API

  • Fixed the Document and Window objects to lose their browsing context as soon as its iframe is removed from the document
  • Fixed incorrect input.checked when parsing its children
  • Fixed window.navigator and window.performance to not become null after the window loses its browsing context
  • Fixed incorrect garbage collection of JavaScript node wrappers held by MutationObserver and MutationRecord
  • Changed to restrict browsing context lookup by name to frames that are related to one another
  • Changed anchor target to be ignored on activation when the download attribute is set
  • Changed target=”_blank” on anchors to imply rel=”noopener”
  • Enabled <input type=”color”> support

WebRTC

  • Added VP8 support to WebRTC
  • Added support for IceCandidate stats
  • Added support for reporting “display composited video frames” through the VideoPlaybackQuality object
  • Added support for RTCPeerConnection.generateCertificate
  • Added support for RTCConfiguration.certificates
  • Implemented error handler of MediaRecorder

Media

  • Added support for inline WebVTT styles
  • Changed to use nanoseconds as MaximumTimeScale
  • Changed to only report the supported WebGL version

CSS

  • Added prefers-color-scheme media query support for styling dark mode content
  • Changed to resolve inset properties to computed style when there is over-constrainment

Rendering

  • Fixed slow tiling for CSS gradients

JavaScript

  • Added BigInt support for the bitwise | operator

Web Inspector

  • Added the ability to go directly from an event in the overview view to the specialized timeline for that event
  • Added support for showing redirect requests in the Network and Timelines tabs
  • Added table support for multiple selection and ⌘ Click (Command-Click) behavior
  • Changed to use the iframe name attribute for FrameTreeElement
  • Changed to allow multiple canvases to be recorded at the same time
  • Created a special Network waterfall for media events
  • Exposed Server Timing response headers in the Network tab
  • Fixed the Canvas recording sidebar scroll position after switching tabs
  • Fixed the color contrast of the disabled Record button in the Canvas tab
  • Fixed capturing previously saved states and adding them to the recording payload in the Canvas tab
  • Fixed previews to be removed when the parent view is hidden in the Canvas tab
  • Fixed clicking the initiator link in the Network tab table to automatically switch to the Preview section
  • Fixed dark mode contrast issues
  • Fixed style editor warnings to not look like errors in dark mode
  • Fixed unreadable text when hovering over CSS properties while holding the ⌘ (Command) key in dark mode
  • Fixed the “goto arrow” color for the selected DOM breakpoint tree element in dark mode
  • Fixed the detail view to be correctly shown after sorting the Network table
  • Fixed the detail view reverting to “Response” when new requests are added in the Network tab
  • Fixed the Open Resource dialog to show the path to the resource to disambiguate resources with the same name
  • Fixed the toolbar getting hidden when Web Inspector is docked to side
  • Fixed ⌃G (Control-G) to not wipe the line when jumping to the line in a CSS file
  • Grouped media network entries by the node that triggered the request
  • Indented all network entries when “Group by Node” is enabled

WebDriver

  • Fixed a bug where some key combinations such as ⌘A (Command-A) can cause the WebDriver session to hang
  • Fixed a crash when a WebDriver session is terminated while waiting for simulated inputs to be handled
  • Fixed a hang when creating a WebDriver session for Safari Technology Preview (macOS Mojave only)

Payment Request

  • Changed to abort requests after details settle when the user cancels

Apple Pay

  • Fixed new shipping methods getting ignored when updating after the shippingaddresschange event
  • Changed payment authorization results with ApplePayErrors to never be considered final

Web Animations

  • Fixed setting animation-name:none after a fill:forwards animation has completed to correctly revert to the unanimated style

WebCrypto

  • Changed ECDSA to be able to handle invalid signature inputs

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 also available on the Safari Technology Preview 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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