Key Bindings for Extensions and Media Streams for the Web Audio API

Published on in Google Chrome, Last Week, tech, WebKit. Version: Chrome 22

A total of 1,599 commits landed last week, 745 for WebKit and 854 for Chromium.

Extensions using script badges will soon be able to use the Command API, allowing them to declare keyboard shortcuts for triggering events on an extension. Browser integration will become a lot richer with this addition!

The classList property moved from HTMLElement to Element, so may now be used with other types of elements as well — for example, SVG elements. Implementation of a MediaStreamAudioSourceNode for the Web Audio API has begun and audio destinations now support local and live audio input. For the CSS Regions implementation, the regionLayoutUpdate event will fire on the NamedFlow object now.

Sliders with a <datalist> attached to them will now have their handle snap to the available options, and an implementation for using <datalist> with color input-fields has been added for Chromium. The webkit prefix has been dropped from the Vibration API implementation as it reached Candidate Recommendation. Overflow will no longer apply to table rows and row-groups, instead, it only applies to block containers, and a bunch of improvements have been made to the Flexible Box implementation as well.

A setting and API has been added to WebKit2 ports, introducing an option to disable third parties from being able to store data. Besides blocking cookies, this will also encapsulate storage APIs such as localStorage.

Other changes which occurred last week:

  • An API has been added for WebKit2 ports introducing an option for blocking third-party storage.
  • Work is being done on re-implementing support for quotes and the <q> element.
  • Web Inspector’s User Agent setting screen has been renamed to Overrides.
  • The Pointer Lock API has been blocked for sandboxed iframes, and the old API has been removed.
  • Support for CSS Filters has been enabled for the BlackBerry port.
  • Chromium’s Mac OS X deployment target has changed to 10.6, deprecating Leopard.
  • Speculative resource pre-fetching has been enabled for 90% of the users using Dev or Canary.

Last week of the Olympics. Especially for those of you in London, enjoy!

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FYI: Not sure when it dropped, but as of today for me, the default Flash in Chrome Stable = PPAPI. I believe this was included in an M21 push this week. Big, little revision.