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Pointing the Way Forward

Pointer events unify the pointer input model for the browser, bringing touch, pens, and mice together into a single set of events.

Once Upon an Event Listener

Using {once: true}, available in Chrome 55, gives you an easy way to define "one and done" event listeners.

Introducing the Web Share API

Sharing is caring. Chrome is running an Origin Trial to enable native sharing on the web called Web Share that allows websites to invoke the native sharing capabilities of the host platform.

Capture a MediaStream From a Canvas, Video or Audio Element

The captureStream() method makes it possible to capture a MediaStream from a canvas, video or audio element.

API Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 55

A round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome to help you plan.

auxclick is Coming to Chrome 55

auxclick takes the place of the click event for non-primary mouse buttons, starting in Chrome 55.

New In Chrome 54

With Chrome 54, you can now create your own custom HTML tag with and make re-usable web components with Custom Elements v1; it’s easier to send messages between open windows or tabs on the same origin with the BroadcastChannel API; media experience get better on Android and foreign fetch is now available as an origin trial.

Updates to

We recently made some big changes to WebFundamentals, improving navigation, adding lots of new content, and making it easier for you to contribute.

ResizeObserver: It’s Like document.onresize for Elements

ResizeObserver lets you know when an element has changed its size.

Re-rastering Composited Layers on Scale Change

Starting in Chrome 53, all content is re-rastered when its transform scale changes, if it does not have the will-change: transform CSS property. In other words, will-change: transform means "please animate it fast".

More Updates

API Deprecations and Removals in Chrome 54

An round up of the deprecations and removals in Chrome to help you plan. Read more

Cross-origin Service Workers: Experimenting with Foreign Fetch

Third-party services can start deploying their own network request handlers. Read more

CacheQueryOptions Arrive in Chrome 54

The full set of CacheQueryOptions are supported, making it easier to find the cached responses you're looking for. Read more

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