Five new form attributes, ruby will be always available and lots of fine-tuning

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With 1,087 commits in the past week, most of which were created for the Chromium project, it has been another average week. This week’s update will be brief considering I’m a bit short on time right now :).

There have been some interesting changes to form-support within WebKit in the last week. A bunch of new attributes are now available, like the form-attribute, as well as the formaction, formenctype, formmethod and formtarget attributes. Meanwhile, work on the framework for interactive validation support continues.

More progress has been made on supporting vertical text within WebKit. Support for vertical ruby has been finalized and lists now work vertically as well. Furthermore, repaint invalidation has been fixed and a number of bugs with the orientation of fonts have been solved as well.

Within Chromium’s about:flags page, support for click-to-play, experimental extension APIs and Snap Start has been added. For the sake of clearing up the situation around issue 61745 a bit: different from what news sites report, preloading pages in the background has not been implemented yet, and therefore it’s impossible to notice improved performance. Makes sense, right?

Other changes which occurred last week:

That’s it! Next week’s post will be a bit longer again.

3 Responses to “Five new form attributes, ruby will be always available and lots of fine-tuning”

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November 16, 2010 at 2:54 am

Yeah, subjectivity is a powerful thing.

Peter Beverloo

November 16, 2010 at 8:54 am

On the subject of the news-websites reporting pre-rendering to work, I assume?


November 19, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Yes, reports like that are always funny. OMG, faster!!