This article provides information about the changes in Firefox 75 that will affect developers. Firefox 75 was released on April 7, 2020.
See also the accompanying hacks post — Firefox 75: Ambitions for April.
- It is now possible to resize the rectangle of the Measuring Tool (Firefox bug 1152321).
- In the inspector, you can now use XPath expressions to locate elements, in addition to locating elements using CSS selectors as before (Firefox bug 963933).
- You can now filter WebSocket messages using regular expressions, in addition to plain text search, by writing the regular expression in slashes (Firefox bug 1593837).
loadingattribute of the
<img>element has now been implemented. This string value can be used to specify that the image should be lazily loaded, by setting its value to
lazy(Firefox bug 1542784).
- The value of the
typeattribute is now restricted to
text/cssonly, as per the spec (Firefox bug 1614329).
The new roles and objects related to ARIA annotations are now exposed in Firefox, on Windows and Linux (bear in mind that these still won't be usable until screen readers start to support them):
aria-description(Firefox bug 1608961).
role="suggestion"(Firefox bug 1608965).
role="comment"(Firefox bug 1608969).
- Multiple IDs on
aria-details(Firefox bug 1608883).
Note: On macOS, we are first waiting for Apple to define what Safari will expose as Apple-dialect attributes to VoiceOver, and will then follow suit.
- Public static class fields are now supported (Firefox bug 1535804).
Intl.Localeclass is now supported (Firefox bug 1613713).
Function.callerproperty has been updated to be aligned with the latest ECMAScript spec proposal. Previously throwing a
TypeError, it now returns
nullif the caller is a strict, async, or generator function (Firefox bug 1610206).
HTMLFormElementinterface has a new method,
requestSubmit(). Unlike the old (and still available)
requestSubmit()acts as if a specified submit button has been clicked, rather than just sending the form data to the recipient. Thus the
submitevent is delivered and the form is checked for validity prior to the data being submitted (Firefox bug 1613360).
submitevent is now represented by an object of type
SubmitEventrather than a simple
SubmitEventincludes a new
submitterproperty, which is the
Elementthat was invoked to trigger the form submission. With this event, you can have a single handler for submit events that can discern which of multiple submit buttons or links was used to submit the form (Firefox bug 1588715).
- Calling the
click()method on a detached element (one not part of a DOM tree) now functions normally, leading to a
clickevent being sent to it (Firefox bug 1610821).
Web animations API
Firefox 75 sees numerous additions to the Web Animations API:
- Implicit to/from keyframes are now supported, as is automatically removing filling animations that have been replaced by other indefinitely filling animations (Firefox bug 1618773). This includes enabling of support for:
AnimationTimelinefeatures are now enabled by default (Firefox bug 1619178).
Element.getAnimations()methods are now enabled by default (Firefox bug 1619821).
Media, Web Audio, and WebRTC
- Fixed a bug that always caused Marionette to initialize when Firefox starts-up. It has been limited to the command line argument and environment variable now (Firefox bug 1622012).
WebDriver:Printto no longer add extra margins to the document (Firefox bug 1616932).
- Changed the preference value for
0, to no longer force-disable speculative connections (Firefox bug 1617869).
- We've added some new settings in
browserSettings(Firefox bug 1286953):
- The name of the file used when saving a PDF with
tabs.saveAsPDFcan be specified using
toFileNamein the type
tabs.PageSettings.(Firefox bug 1483590)
- The "privacy" permission is now optional. (Firefox bug 1618399)
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