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Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 97 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 97 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for Resize Observer, WebAuthn, Web Animations, Web Inspector, Rendering, Back-Forward Cache, SVG, Clipboard API, CSS, Remote Playback API, Media, JavaScript, Picture-in-Picture Web API, WebAssembly, and Web API.

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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ksec

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What HTML5 features you cared about is missing in the current Safari ? We are way past the IE era, 99.9% of what we need are already included in both Safari and Chrome.
 
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iOSBry

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500/555. Usual caveats apply: It's not really going to change; html5test was last updated four years ago.
Huh? I understood the html5test suite was a set of tests that validate whether or not a browser supports the feature or function being tested. If that’s the case, the browser needs the particular feature or function added in order to pass the given test. It’s not the other way around where the html5test.com site needs to be updated.

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nvmls

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What HTML5 features you cared about is missing in the current Safari ? We are way past the IE era, 99.9% of what we need are already included in both Safari and Chrome.

input type=date

Also, a proper built-in ad blocker, not the paid crap they offer in the App Store. The rendering engine is ancient, one of the slowest if not the slowest. Media playback controls have been broken for years, etc, etc.
 
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Ritsuka

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Ancient? Why? Is Blink ancient because it was forked from WebKit too?
Media playback works for me (on the release version)

input type=date would be nice.
 
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nvmls

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Ancient? Why? Is Blink ancient because it was forked from WebKit too?
Media playback works for me (on the release version)

input type=date would be nice.

As much as I hate Google, I wish they would use Blink, performance is very superior.

Media playback controls don't work as they should, I have several Macs including latest generations around me, you are likely used to that inconsistency by now. Hover over a youtube video several times you'll break controls in no time.
On meet, most popular business conferencing web app to date, you can't even share screen, and 2 months ago it didn't even work with Safari.

If you enjoy it the way it is, good for you. We are trying to get work done here.
 
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Ritsuka

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I had the YouTube hover issue on the TP, but never in the normal version.

I usually avoid web apps. I see no reason to run everything inside a browser.
 
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input type=date

Also, a proper built-in ad blocker, not the paid crap they offer in the App Store. The rendering engine is ancient, one of the slowest if not the slowest. Media playback controls have been broken for years, etc, etc.

Yes, Input Type to be one. Important and possibly the only I would complain about.

Not sure what is wrong with ad blocker. There are free alternative, and Safrai has one of the best Ad Blocking performance in all browsers. ( Not sure if Firefox or Chrome has caught up yet )

What Media Playback control is broken? Have not witness and heard of any.


As much as I hate Google, I wish they would use Blink, performance is very superior.

Hover over a youtube video several times you'll break controls in no time.

On meet, most popular business conferencing web app to date, you can't even share screen, and 2 months ago it didn't even work with Safari.

If anything Safari has been out performing Chrome / Blink is most Web Page test and Lightweight Web App test. It falls behind in ridiculous heavy web app / JS benchmarks which 99.9% of users dont use.

Watch more YouTube video than I ever have to, never had control fail me once. Even if I did hover over it a lot.

I assume you are talking about Meet in GSuite from Google. Then I am not even surprised it didn't work on Safari at first.
 
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Huh? I understood the html5test suite was a set of tests that validate whether or not a browser supports the feature or function being tested. If that’s the case, the browser needs the particular feature or function added in order to pass the given test. It’s not the other way around where the html5test.com site needs to be updated.
Many of the tests are out of date and tests features out of spec that will never be implemented.
 
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recoil80

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They fixed a bug I reported a while ago but unfortunately is not working to inspect my iOS app so I have to use Safari
The only reason I use TP to debug my devices is that I need to restart the browser when I connect a new one so I usually open TP in order to avoid closing and reopening multiple tabs in Safari.
 
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