Chrome 79 Beta Adds The WebXR Device API For VR On The Web

Following last week’s release of Chrome 78, Google today promoted Chrome 79 to their beta channel.

The Chrome 79 Beta most notably comes with WebXR Device API support for supporting VR head-mounted displays from the browser. The WebXR Device API will be the cross-browser standard for VR content on the web.

The Chrome 79 Beta also adds auto-focus support for HTML/SVG elements, possible rendering optimizations via the rendersubtree attribute, computing img/video aspect ratios from width or height HTML attributes, font-optical-sizing property support, the CSS line-style-type now allows arbitrary strings to use for list markers, and a variety of other developer additions.

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