What key enhancements has Google added for developers? Well Chrome adds support for new features in WebKit:
- JSON.parse for securely parsing json data
- HTML 5 hashchange event
- Canvas support for the HTML 5 canvas text APIs
- -webkit-border-image CSS3 attribute
- HTML 5 channel messaging
- HTML 5 Input element types for Text Fields (tel, url, email, and number)
- HTML 5 Forms pattern and required attributes
- HTML 5 draggable element implementing the current spec
- HTML 5 Video tag with support for Theora and H.264 video codecs
- HTML 5 Web workers
For users, Chrome add support for custom themes, similar to Firefox’s personas but is more complete by changing the look of the toolbar and the browser pages (new tab page, etc.). See the Google Chrome blog for more info.
Download Google Chrome beta.
Estimated Release Date: 2009?