Interop 2022 brings the major players in the browser arena together. Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, as well as software consulting firms Bocoup and Igalia have committed to collaborate towards achieving a more consistent execution of web design technologies across various platforms.
Apple, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla join forces with the Interop 2022 project
To address those issues, the organization has established a benchmark dubbed Interop 2022 to assess how certain web standards are implemented by various vendors and strive to eliminate any variances. The main goal of websites is to appear and function the same across many devices and platforms. At the moment, this isn’t the case, which has frustrated web developers ever since.
Rachel Andrew, Philip Jägenstedt, and Robert Nyman from Google said in a blog post:
“For the first time ever, all major browser vendors, and other stakeholders, have come together to solve the top browsers compatibility issues identified by web developers. Interop 2022 will improve the experience of developing for the web in 15 key areas. In this article, find out how we got here, what the project focuses on, how success will be measured, and how you can track progress.”
The Interop 2022 benchmark test suites are designed to measure how well the major internet browser manufacturers perform on a comprehensive set of 15 web platform specifications and three capabilities that are currently under study but not yet fully defined. The following features are tested: Cascade layers, Color spaces and CSS color functions, New viewport units, Scrolling, and Subgrid.
The Interop 2022 features provide a method for businesses that are typically rivals to find common ground because they’re design-centric and lack obvious privacy, security, or usage implications.
Browsers are continually being upgraded. While many of these upgrades are welcomed by the security community, other efforts to improve browser capabilities through new APIs and features have met with resistance from rival browser makers, particularly when the plan has financial implications.
According to the Interop 2022 dashboard, stable browsers scored the following points:
- Chrome and Edge: 61
- Firefox: 69
- Safari: 50
According to the Interop 2022 dashboard, experimental browsers scored the following points:
- Chrome Dev and Edge Dev: 71
- Firefox Nightly: 74
- Safari Technology Preview: 73
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Andrew, Jägenstedt, and Nyman stated that:
“In essence, the goal is to make the web platform more usable and reliable for developers, so that they can spend more time building great web experiences instead of working around browser inconsistencies.”