Apple Releases Safari Technology Preview 55 With Bug Fixes and Feature Improvements

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

Safari Technology Preview release 55 includes bug fixes and feature improvements for CSS, Web API, Rendering, Accessibility, JavaScript, Web Driver, Web Inspector, Media, WebRTC, and Security.

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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33 months ago
https://html5test.com/

482 out of 555.
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33 months ago

*SIGH* Unfortunately, yes, a Dark Mode would require a $1600 a seat event.

Why would it require an event with some cost associated with the event?
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33 months ago

Why would it require an event with some cost associated with the event?

I think he meant that Apple _could_ just give dark mode, but _might_ want to make a huge fanfare out of it. Essentially, I think he was being satirical.
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33 months ago

I think he meant that Apple _could_ just give dark mode, but _might_ want to make a huge fanfare out of it. Essentially, I think he was being satirical.

They could and might do it without any fanfare, but the previous post that that was in reply to was simply saying that a change of that size would likely come in a major iOS version bump rather than a minor or a big fix one.
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33 months ago

I hope to see features like “related news” articles based on my interests as found on chrome home page.

A “Dark mode” would be really nice for reading.

I will concur bugs, functionality and security should always be top priority but small browser enhancements would be nice too.

that type of stuff comes only in larger version releases that are announced at wwdc
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33 months ago

I’m surprised to see Java included in the list. Most browsers have been working on blocking Java and requiring you to jump through hoops if you wanted to use Java.

Seems like Safari was blocking it completely last spring in El Capitan’s release. I was doing some stuff for the University, and had to go the long way of downloading the Java applets, and then running them manually outside of the browser.

I don't see anything related to Java? Where does it say Java? Did you misread it as Javascript?
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*SIGH* Unfortunately, yes, a Dark Mode would require a $1600 a seat event.

The cost is for attending the weeklong conference with Apple's engineers to learn about the upcoming Apple platform major releases as well as attending the highly-useful engineering labs.

If you're referring to keynote, that's free to the whole world to watch as a live-stream.

As Apple is doing annual releases, major new features often get delegated to major releases rather than minor OS releases.

Dark mode may require system-wide changes that STP can't do because the rumors are that Safari would check for the macOS's system pref to detect if dark mode is on. In other words, Dark mode requires the upcoming macOS release before STP/Safari can use it.
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