Microsoft Google address browser compatibility issues

Microsoft and Google are partnering to aid web browser compatibility about a number of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) components with an effort named #Compat2021.

Also involving open rise software consulting firm Igalia and the broader web aggregation #Compat2021 aims to better compatibility in five specific areas:

  • CSS Flexbox a CSS module that defines a CSS box standard optimized for user interface design and the layout of items in a one course.
  • CSS Grid for dividing a page into regions or defining the relationship in provisions of layer position and size between parts of a control built from HTML primitives.
  • CSS Position: sticky or sticky positioning which is akin to a mixed of referring and fixed positioning.
  • CSS front-ratio property pertaining to a CSS property setting a preferred front ratio for the box to be used in the estimation of auto sizes and other layout functions.
  • CSS transforms for rotating scaling skewing or translating an component.

The articulation working cluster implicated in the project identified these centre areas based on the number of kindred bugs in each vendors tracking method component usage data scan feedback CanIUse data and web-platform-tests test results.

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While working cluster members will centre on their relative implementations the Microsoft Edge team plans to conduce fixes to the Google-sponsored Chromium project to pass all CSS Grid tests in 2021 and to support improving interop athwart browsers.

#Compat21 was announced on March 22. Progress on the project can be tracked on the Compat 2021 dashboard