Following last week’s release of Chrome 97, Google has promoted Chrome 98 to beta form.
With Chrome 98 there are a variety of small additions but mostly developer-facing items. Some of the Chrome 98 beta highlights include:
– COLRv1 color gradient vector fonts are supported as a new font format. These color fonts are made up of glpyhs with multiple colors in them such as emoji, country flags, or multi-colored letters. More details on COLRv1 fonts via developer.chrome.com.
– More preparations for Chrome 100 with hitting a three-digit version to ensure HTTP user agent string parsing by websites behaves fine.
– HDR color media queries with CSS of dynamic range and video-dynamic range.
– Support for controlling window.open() behavior whether it’s a pop-up in a new window or just a new tab.