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Safari Technology Preview 89 Offers The Usual Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Safari Technology Preview 89 Offers The Usual Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple on Wednesday released Safari Technology Preview 89, the latest version of their developer preview web browser. The preview version of Apple’s popular browser offers developers and other interested users the ability to try out features that may or may not, debut in future public release versions of Safari.

Release 89

JavaScript

  • Implemented nullish coalescing with the ?? operator for ESNext

Web API

  • Added referrerpolicy attribute support for <script> elements
  • Changed window.openDatabase to be overridable
  • Fixed an IndexedDB error where the starting version change transaction may be neglected
  • Fixed the ability to unbold selected text when the system font is used
  • Made storing cross-origin top-level prefetches in HTTP cache optional
  • Moving right by word boundary right before an object element followed by a <br> element hangs
  • Removed support for beforeload on link=prefetch

Compatibility

  • Fixed Daring Fireball long press highlights that were unnecessarily inflated due to false illegibility
  • Fixed contextual menu actions for YouTube videos

Accessibility

  • Exposed the aria-label attribute for <video> elements

Media

  • Enabled a WebRTC debug mode without encryption
  • Fixed support for FLAC-in-MP4

Web Inspector

  • Added support for console.screenshot with detached (not in main DOM tree) <img> and <picture> elements
  • Added support for console.screenshot with ImageData and ImageBitmap
  • Added a “Show Grid” navigation item for the Images collection in the Resources tab
  • Added an indicator/separator around items in the Images collection in the Resources tab
  • Add special case for about:blank resources to show “Resource has no content” message
  • Fixed display of application/xml content for XHR requests
  • Fixed issues toggling multiple breakpoints when they’re collapsed into one line
  • Fixed Command-X (⌘X) to cut selected properties in the Styles sidebar
  • Made the Changes panel in the Elements Tab render with LTR text direction

WebGPU

  • Implemented errors for GPURenderPipeline creation
  • Added descriptive error messages in WHLSL
  • Changed checker to setError() when a property access node can’t commit its base type in WHLSL
  • Changed to return the zero-value enum in the enum-from-integer constructor when the integer is not a valid enum value in WHLSL
  • Made enums work in WHLSL
  • Updated matrix memory layout to match HLSL by laying out columns linearly in WHLSL

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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