Browsers and Bugs 12/2015

by Michael Scharnagl

This article has been updated the last time on March 27, 2015 and the given information may be not accurate anymore. Feel free to contact me on twitter to get more details.

It’s friday and thus a new round of Browsers and Bugs is ready for you. Hello and welcome to issue 12. Happy bug reporting!

Browsers, Bugs and Workarounds

Intent to Implement: Pointer Events

After a lot of feedback, Chrome is now considering to implement Pointer Events. Meanwhile in Cupertino, Apple invents new events for force touch.

Partnering with Adobe

Adobe have provided contributions in partnership with engineers on the IE team. Good to see that IE is opening a bit and looking for contributions from outside.

Status page for WebKit

After Blink and Internet Explorer also WebKit is considering building a status page. Would be great to get more information about features in WebKit.

New CSS parser for Blink

On most stylesheets, the new parser performed 15-25% faster.

Debugging, Testing and more

What do you want from your DevTools?

Have an idea to improve Firefox DevTools? You can submit your idea on UserVoice.

IE Diagnostics Adapter

A proxy to use Chrome Devtools to debug and diagnose IE.


Third-party scripts do all kind of nasty stuff, like requesting fourth-party scripts. Here is a tool to find out which hosts gets requested on your site.

Scratch JS

A browser extension to write and execute ES6 with Chrome DevTools.

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