Seeking proposals for Interop 2023


Proposals for Interop 2023 focus areas are open and can be submitted as a GitHub issue until October 15, 2022.

What is Interop?

Interop is an effort to improve interoperability across the three major web browser engines (Chromium, WebKit and Gecko) in important areas as identified by web developers. This work provides a benchmark – agreed on by representatives of three major browsers and developed through a process of public nomination – and identifies focus areas to be scored according to their pass rate on selected relevant tests.  

The scale of WordPress and the wide variety of use cases we support puts WordPress developers in a unique position to contribute to and benefit from this effort. In the past, WordPress has helped identify and adopt important features like `srcset` and native lazy loading, and Interop gives us an opportunity to contribute feedback directly to browser developers. 

The Interop 2022 work has already made great progress and the effort has begun to identify issues for Interop 2023. What browser interoperability issues continue to present problems for WordPress developers? You can make suggestions to the Interop 2023 project directly by opening a GitHub issue.

Suggestions can include features that have inconsistent behaviors across browsers or features that aren’t available in all browsers. When formulating proposals, keep in mind that the goal of the project is about improving interoperability between browsers rather than identifying new features.

What potential features in WordPress are blocked by cross-browser compatibility issues? We can help make browsers better by submitting these issues!

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