We are now at a build of Chrome 100, but before that Chrome 99 is now available which brings a number of important additions for developers.
Chrome 99 is especially exciting for developers with support for a number of new APIs and other changes for rich web development and more interactive web experiences. Some of the new features in Chrome 99 include:
– HTML input elements now have a showPicker() method to display a browser’s picker for input elements such as colors, files, time, etc. This showPicker() support is long overdue!
– Chrome 99 adds a handwriting recognition API that can use handwriting recognition services provided by the underlying operating system.
– International enumeration API
– New functionality for the Canvas 2D API for context loss/restore events, a reset function, tapered gradients, better support for SVG filters, and other improvements.
– CSS cascading layers add a structured way to organize and balance concerns within a same-origin to have some cascading order for the same-origin rules appropriately.
– CSS calc() math function now allows infinity and NaN values.
Check ChromeStatus.com for more information on new features in Chrome 99.
The Chrome Release blog has additional details, including a number of security fixes found in this release.