May 6th, 2014
Opera 21 for Mac and Windows (based on Chromium 34) is out! Here’s what that means for web developers.
srcset attribute, to be used on its own or in conjunction with the upcoming
<picture> element is now implemented. For now, only its
x syntax, which causes a different resource to be loaded and rendered based on the pixel density of the device, is supported. Here’s a simple example:
<img alt="A unicorn gazes into a magical enchanted mirror." src="email@example.com" srcset="firstname.lastname@example.org 2x, email@example.com 3x">
srcset is fully supported in all browsers, you may want to use Picturefill which acts as a polyfill for
Opera previously supported the
Element.prototype.webkitMatchesSelector() method. We now support the standardized and unprefixed name for it, i.e.
var element = document.querySelector('.foo .bar'); element.matches('input'); // → `true` if `element` is an `input` element, else `false`
Controlling ligatures in text through CSS
Opera now supports the
font-variant-ligatures CSS property, which makes it possible to define what kinds of ligatures and contextual forms to use when rendering text. Looking for a demo? Check out Eric Meyer’s test case.
If you’re interested in experimenting with features that are in the pipeline for future versions of Opera, we recommend following our Opera Developer stream.