Firefox 38 Adds Responsive Image Support, Ruby Annotations
Written by Michael Larabel in Mozilla on 12 May 2015 at 10:11 AM EDT. 9 Comments
MOZILLA --
Mozilla Firefox 38 is being officially released today and with this open-source web browser update comes new functionality.

The stable release of Firefox 38 brings responsive image support via the picture element and source set attribute to img, WebSockets support in the Web Worker thread separate from the UI, ruby annotation markup support, the BroadcastChannel client-side message passing API has been added to let multiple tabs/windows communicate, new tab-based preferences, a copy command was added to the developer console, and WebRTC now has multi-stream and renegotiation support. Firefox 38 is also going to serve as the base for the next Firefox ESR release.

While Firefox 38 hasn't been officially announced yet, you can find the files on the Mozilla FTP server if you're in a rush, or just spend the time now by reading about the Firefox 38 changes via Mozilla Developer and this morning's Mozilla Hacks blog post covering the prominent Firefox 38 changes.

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