I believe it will be sometime in January we’ll hear what the Interop Project is going to focus on in 2024. This is a cross-company effort that picks certain web platform features to make sure work perfectly across browsers, meaning us web developers will more happily choose to implement them. I think it’s awesome.
We’ve already seen the list of proposals. Just for kicks, I went through the whole list and tally’d up the amount of positive-emoji reactions to each one (so stuff like 👍, ❤️, and 🚀, but no votes for negative or ambivalent reactions). This is to get a sense of the “popular vote” of what any random developer thinks of the proposals. I left a few reactions myself and had my own votes a while back.
I have no idea if these “votes” will be heavily weighted by the decision makers. But at least now we’ll be able to compare what was chosen to what seemed to be the popular vote.
This isn’t a list of everything possible they could work on, although it’s a pretty nice list. One I was thinking about is the Contact Picker API, as I got an email from an old friend wondering about how one might do such a thing on a website these days. It’s a pretty nice API, but it’s isolated to just Chrome on Android right now, which is a bummer. But alas, not happening in Interop 2024 (not that support work might not truck anyway).
What are your thoughts?
If you were the final choice for Interop 2024, what would you pick?