Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 96 With Bug Fixes and Performance Improvements

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Apple today released a new update for Safari Technology Preview, the experimental browser Apple first introduced three years ago in March 2016. Apple designed the Safari Technology Preview to test features that may be introduced into future release versions of Safari.

Safari Technology Preview release 96 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Web Animations, WebAuthN, SVG, Web API, CSS, Clipboard API, CSS Shadow Parts, JavaScript, Picture-in-Picture API, Media, Service Worker, Back-Forward Cache, Web Inspector, ad WebDriver.

The new Safari Technology Preview update is available for both macOS Mojave and MacOS Catalina, the newest version of the Mac operating system that was released in October.

The Safari Technology Preview update is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store to anyone who has downloaded the browser. Full release notes for the update are available on the Safari Technology Preview website.

Apple's aim with Safari Technology Preview is to gather feedback from developers and users on its browser development process. Safari Technology Preview can run side-by-side with the existing Safari browser and while designed for developers, it does not require a developer account to download.

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nvmls

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All for quality over quantity here but seems we’ve stalled on or just around 500 on the html5test for more than six months now.
Before that, it stalled on 499 for the previous six. 1 year for 1 point.

"It just works" ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 

iOSBry

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html5test website is longer updated, and it doesn't reflect what's actually supported or not.
For example WebAuthentication is supported, but it's marked as not.
Huh? The html5test tests are dynamic - if the browser supports the standard for a given function (where a standard exists or there’s an excepted implementation by all browser vendors), then its marked as passed if the function in question passes the test.

It’s not a series of functions that are updated when the vendor states they added support. You can easily test this by turning off the experimental features in Safari and watch the score drop.

iOSBry
 

konqerror

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Huh? The html5test tests are dynamic - if the browser supports the standard for a given function (where a standard exists or there’s an excepted implementation by all browser vendors), then its marked as passed if the function in question passes the test.
His point is that the HTML5test testing scripts itself have not been updated for more than 3 years now. Look at the bottom, it says "June 2016 - version 8.0"

Therefore, it doesn't support new specs, nor does it accommodate changes in existing specs since that date. As the direct example, it produces a false fail for Webauthentication. (It has the same false fail on Chrome on Windows)

The site really should be taken down or at least a warning posted.
 
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