Google has released Chrome 36 to the stable channel, marking a major milestone for Web Components.
Chrome 36 includes a redesigned Incognito landing page. The new design simplifies the text displayed when you open an Incognito tab and features a cleaner, brighter design with a new ‘incognito man’ icon to the right.
Fixes and tweaks for rich notifications, the Chrome App Launcher on Linux, the new tab page for guest sessions, and a “crash recovery bubble” are included with Chrome 36, as are 26 security fixes.
The new stable release also includes support for HTML imports – a major building block for Web Components. While it’s not a big user-facing change like the Chrome App Launcher or a restyled landing page, Web Components are a huge stepping stone for web developers.
Projects like Polymer and X-Tag are leveraging Web Components to make your favourite sites easier for developers to create, improve, and maintain. Chrome has already added support for the <template> element, custom elements, and the shadow DOM. With HTML imports now in tow, Chrome (and Opera) users worldwide will have full support for Web Components.
[Source: OMG! Chrome!]