Sunday 19 January 2014

The New Chrome 33 Beta A Talking Browser with custom elements

Google Chrome 33 Beta
Google's browser Chrome 33 beta supports so-called custom elements, ie HTML elements that can define you as a web developer. More than that now it also supported via the web Speech API and speech synthesis. Custom elements are part of the Web Components, a new technique, which is currently developing the W3C. They allow web developers to define their own HTML elements and to use later in their apps and websites.

This can also extend existing elements and modify and combine several elements to create into one, which is then available under a HTML tag. Moreover, it is possible to extend the existing APIs DOM elements. The ultimate aim of custom elements lead to significantly compile into a code, as for example, define recurring buttons together with their complete functions once and then leave like a standard HTML elements. The Web Speech API allows web apps to access features for speech recognition and speech synthesis.

While Chrome voice recognition via the web Speech API support for some time comes with Chrome 33 Beta now also support for speech synthesis. This allows for example to have texts read in web pages directly from the browser. The combination of the two techniques makes it possible to issue a dictated text via the browser in a different language again. This user does not have to repeatedly enter the same information into forms, has introduced Google auto complete request.

Now firstly, the function is available only for payment information available that manages the browser and can be automatically entered in the appropriate forms. Sites can request the information with the request function auto complete but the user has the option to agree or reject. In addition, Chrome 33 beta supports the Page Visibility API now without a prefix.

Also the download of web fonts has been optimized so that the fonts are in most cases available, even before the rendering engine flashing begins with the presentation of the website. For CSS animations and transitions a new Web animation model is used, which has been implemented in flash. In addition, Chrome now supports the latest version of Web Notification API.

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