Chrome 79 Beta Adds The WebXR Device API For VR On The Web
Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 31 October 2019 at 05:14 PM EDT. 3 Comments
GOOGLE --
Following last week's release of Chrome 78, Google today promoted Chrome 79 to their beta channel.

The Chrome 79 Beta most notably comes with WebXR Device API support for supporting VR head-mounted displays from the browser. The WebXR Device API will be the cross-browser standard for VR content on the web.

The Chrome 79 Beta also adds auto-focus support for HTML/SVG elements, possible rendering optimizations via the rendersubtree attribute, computing img/video aspect ratios from width or height HTML attributes, font-optical-sizing property support, the CSS line-style-type now allows arbitrary strings to use for list markers, and a variety of other developer additions.

More details on today's Chrome 79 Beta via Chromium.org.

ChromeStatus.com also provides its usual feature list. Some additional items mentioned there include Web Bluetooth Scanning support for finding Bluetooth LE devices around you, BigInt support for WebAssembly, custom state CSS pseudo class, compression streams, and CSS min/max/clamp functions.
Related News
About The Author
Author picture

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience. Michael has written more than 20,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated benchmarking software. He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel.com.

Popular News This Week