What you need to know
- Microsoft will work with Google, Igalia, and the web community to improve web compatibility.
- The Microsoft Edge team will work to get Chromium to pass 100% of CSS Grid tests.
- A Compat 2021 dashboard shows how different web browsers are doing in the 2021 Compat Focus Areas.
Microsoft will work alongside Google, Igalia, and the rest of the web community to improve web compatibility as part of Compat 2021. Microsoft has worked on improving the web for several years and will continue those efforts as part of Compat 2021.
Since Microsoft Edge is built on Chromium, Microsoft's efforts to improve Chromium web compatibility help its own browser, but other Chromium browsers will also see benefits.
Microsoft describes its upcoming efforts for Compat 2021 in a recent blog post:
A Compat 2021 dashboard shows scores for Chrome/Edge Dev, Firefox Nightly, and Safari Preview. The scores show how the browsers are doing on the 2021 Compat Focus Areas. At the moment, Chrome/Edge Dev leads at 86, with Firefox Nightly just behind at 83. Safari Preview is significantly lower at 64.
Microsoft and Google are well-known, but you may not have heard of Igalia. Igalia is an open-source consultancy that works with browsers. Its website states that "Igalia leads the development of essential projects and components in the areas of web rendering and browsers. We have the most WebKit, WPE, Chromium/Blink and Firefox expertise found in the consulting business, including many reviewers and committers."
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
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