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Time to Vote - Ajax Feature Wish List

What would you like to see in the next generation of browsers? Can you help to make the web a slightly better place than where it is today?

Various people from the Ajax community have put together a good list of feature requests (a total of over 40), collected at OpenAjax Runtime Task Force . Now it is time for everyone to cast your vote!

Voting is easy. Just sign up at OpenAjax Wiki . Then go to
the voting page , select the priority number from a dropdown box for features that you care. -That’s it. Your results will be calculated and displayed in immediately. Once you select a priority item from the dropdown box, your selection is immediately sent to the server and recorded int the database. A nice use case of the asynchronous feature of Ajax. Of course, you can always come back and make changes. (Thanks Jon for making the voting process really easy).

At the moment of this writing, a few people have casted their votes. The current result is below
(you can see the latest result from this summary page ):

Feature Phase II Votes
#Votes AvgVote (0-10) Total
(#Votes*AvgVote)
Security features
Better Security for Cross-site Scripts (7) 12 7.17 86.00
Stronger Cross-site Request Forgery Protection (0) 11 7.27 80.00
Better IFrames Better Sandboxing (3) 12 6.83 82.00
Native JSON Parsing (4) 11 7.45 82.00
Client-server communications features
The Two HTTP Connection Limit Issue (6) 12 8.92 107.00
Persistent Connections Issue (7) 12 7.42 89.00
XHR Connection Length Advice (1) 10 4.60 46.00
Synchronous XHR Enhancements (1) 10 3.60 36.00
HTML5/W3C features
2D Drawing/Vector Graphics (4) 12 8.08 97.00
Video and Audio (3) 11 5.45 60.00
Offline Support (7) 11 6.73 74.00
Mutation Events (2) 11 7.00 77.00
XPath Support (0) 11 3.82 42.00
Component Model XBL HTC (1) 9 5.00 45.00
CSS features
Gradient Fill (1) 12 5.58 67.00
Blur Effect (1) 12 5.42 65.00
Rendering/interaction/event handling features
Better Support for Rich Text Editing (5) 11 6.00 66.00
Better APIs about positioning and styling (3) 11 7.45 82.00
Better UI Layout Support (2) 11 6.91 76.00
IE 6 and IE 7: overflow:auto problem (0) 9 5.56 50.00
Event Transparency API (1) 9 5.67 51.00
Event notification for content overflow (0) 8 5.00 40.00
Drag Drop Copy Paste (1) 10 6.10 61.00
Override Back Button Event (1) 10 4.80 48.00
Browser Unresponsive Mode Enhancements (1) 10 6.90 69.00
Enhanced support for dialogs (1) 10 5.60 56.00
Performance features
Array Operation Performance In All Browsers (1) 10 7.20 72.00
HTML DOM Operation Performance In General (5) 12 8.00 96.00
Matching Element Against CSS Selector (1) 10 6.90 69.00
JavaScript features
IE: Array’s Can’t Be Usefully Sub-classed (2) 11 5.73 63.00
JavaScript Coroutine Support (was Pause Release) (4) 10 4.40 44.00
Threading Support (3) 11 5.27 58.00
Other features
Hashes for DOM elements and associated API (1) 8 4.00 32.00
Ajax toolkit caching (3) 10 4.80 48.00
Animation of web page content (0) 9 4.89 44.00
Better testing support (1) 11 5.73 63.00
CSS Object Model (1) 10 4.50 45.00

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