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Safari Technology Preview 110 Offers The Usual Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Safari Technology Preview 110 Offers The Usual Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

Apple on Thursday released Safari Technology Preview 110, 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.

The new release includes bug fixes and performance improvements for WebRTC, Web Authentication, Web Animations, Web API, Media, CSS, Layout, Rendering, Accessibility, JavaScript, Storage Access API, Text Manipulation, Security, and Web Inspector.

Release 110

WebRTC

  • Added a functional WebRTC VP9 codec
  • Allowed registering VP9 as a VT decoder
  • Added support for freeze and pause receiver stats
  • Added MediaRecorder.onstart support
  • Changed MediaRecorder to support peer connection remote video tracks
  • Enabled VTB required low latency code path
  • Fixed MediaRecorder.stopRecorder() returning an empty Blob after first use
  • Fixed MediaRecorder.start() Method ignoring the timeslice parameter
  • Fixed RTCDataChannel.bufferedAmount to stay the same even if channel is closed
  • Updated the max width and height for mock sources

Web Authentication

  • Improved UI for PIN entry for security keys

Web Animations

  • Keyframe animation with infinite iteration count doesn’t show up in the Animations timeline

Web API

  • Changed to require a <form> to be connected before it can be submitted
  • Fixed window.location.replace with invalid URLs to throw
  • Fixed the behavior when setting url.search=”??” (two question marks)
  • Changed to allow selecting HEIF images if the ‘accept’ attribute includes an image MIME type that the platform can transcode
  • Added referrerpolicy attribute support for <link>
  • Allow setting empty host/hostname on URLs if they use file scheme
  • Allow the async clipboard API to write data when copying via menu action or key binding

Media

  • Changed to check for mode=“showing” to consider a text track as selected in the tracks panel

CSS

  • Changed to allow indefinite size flex items to be definite with respect to resolving percentages inside them
  • Changed to not include scrollbar extents when computing sizes for percentage resolution
  • Fixed pointer events (click/hover/etc) passing through flex items, if they have negative margin

Layout

  • Changed to resolve viewport units against the preferred content size

Rendering

  • Fixed overlapping content when margin-right is present
  • Fixed content sometimes missing in nested scrollers with border-radius

Accessibility

  • Fixed honoring aria-modal nodes wrapped in aria-hidden
  • Implemented relevant simulated key presses for custom ARIA widgets for increment and decrement

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed the indeterminate progress bar animation periodically jumping in macOS Big Sur

JavaScript

  • Enabled RelativeTimeFormat and Locale by default
  • Configured option-offered numberingSystem in Intl.NumberFormat through locale
  • Changed Intl.Collator to set usage:”search” option through ICU locale
  • Fixed Promise built-in functions to be anonymous non-constructors
  • Fixed incorrect TypedArray.prototype.set with primitives

Storage Access API

  • Added the capability to call the Storage Access API as a quirk, on behalf of websites that should be doing it themselves

Text Manipulation

  • Updated text manipulation to exclude text rendered using icon-only fonts
  • Added a new text manipulation heuristic to decide paragraph boundary

Security

  • Enabled referrer policy attribute support by default
  • Changed image crossorigin mutations to be considered “relevant mutations”

Web Inspector

  • Added a tooltip to the icon of resources replaced by a local override explaining what happened
  • Allow selecting text of Response (DOM Tree) in Network tab
  • Adjusted the height of title area when Web Inspector is undocked to match macOS Big Sur

The preview is available for both macOS Catalina and macOS Big Sur.

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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