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Safari 15.4

Posted in Accessibility, Apple, CSS and HTML

macOS 12.3 and iOS 15.4 landed yesterday, and with them came Safari 15.4 which brings some exciting new features. Here are the five that stood out to me:

  • CSS’s :focus-visible pseudo-class, which is now finally supported across all modern browsers
  • The loading="lazy" HTML attribute for images, which only loads images when they’re in or just-about-to-be-in the viewport
  • The native <dialog> element and its partner ::backdrop pseudo-element
  • The :has() pseudo-class, which essentially gives us a way to select a parent element in CSS! Let’s hope more browsers follow soon
  • The accent-color property, which allows us to style the default colours of form elements


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