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@mdn/browser-compat-data

https://github.com/mdn/browser-compat-data

This repository contains compatibility data for Web technologies. Browser compatibility data describes which platforms (where “platforms” are usually, but not always, web browsers) support particular Web APIs.

This data can be used in documentation, to build compatibility tables listing browser support for APIs. For example: Browser support for WebExtension APIs.

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Installation

You can install @mdn/browser-compat-data as a node package.

npm install @mdn/browser-compat-data

Usage

const bcd = require('@mdn/browser-compat-data');
bcd.css.properties.background;
// returns a compat data object (see schema)

Package contents

The @mdn/browser-compat-data package contains a tree of objects, with support and browser data objects at their leaves. There are over 12,000 features in the dataset; this documentation highlights significant portions, but many others exist at various levels of the tree.

The definitive description of the format used to represent individual features and browsers is the schema definitions.

Apart from the explicitly documented objects below, feature-level support data may change at any time. See Semantic versioning policy for details.

The package contains the following top-level objects:

api

Data for Web API features.

browsers

Data for browser and engine releases. See the browser schema for details.

css

Data for CSS features, including:

  • at-rules - at-rules
  • properties - properties
  • selectors - selectors (such as basic selectors, combinators, or pseudo elements)
  • types - types for rule values

html

Data for HTML features, including:

  • elements - Elements
  • global_attributes - Global attributes
  • manifest - Web App manifest keys

http

Data for HTTP features, including:

  • headers - Request and response headers
  • methods - Request methods
  • status - Status codes

javascript

Data for JavaScript language features, including:

  • builtins - Built-in objects
  • classes - Class definition features
  • functions - Function features
  • grammar - Language grammar
  • operators - Mathematical and logical operators
  • statements - Language statements and expressions

mathml

Data for MathML features, including:

  • elements - Elements

svg

Data for SVG features, including:

  • attributes - Attributes
  • elements - Elements

webdriver

Data for WebDriver features.

webextensions

Data for WebExtensions features, including:

  • api - WebExtension-specific APIs
  • manifest - manifest.json keys

xpath

Data for XPath features.

xslt

Data for XSLT features.

Semantic versioning policy

For the purposes of semantic versioning (SemVer), the public API consists of:

  • The high-level namespace objects documented in Package contents
  • The schema definitions for browser and support data structures

The details of browser compatibility change frequently, as browsers ship new features, standards organizations revise specifications, and Web developers discover new bugs. We routinely publish updates to the package to reflect these changes.

You should expect lower-level namespaces, feature data, and browser data to be added, removed, or modified at any time. That said, we strive to communicate changes and preserve backward compatibility; if you rely on a currently undocumented portion of the package and want SemVer to apply to it, please open an issue.

Issues?

If you find a problem, please file a bug.

Contributing

We're very happy to accept contributions to this data. See Contributing to browser-compat-data for more information.

Projects using the data

Here are some projects using the data, as an npm module or directly:

  • Add-ons Linter - the Add-ons Linter is used on addons.mozilla.org and the web-ext tool. It uses browser-compat-data to check that the Firefox version that the add-on lists support for does in fact support the APIs used by the add-on.
  • caniuse - In addition to the existing caniuse database, caniuse includes features from the MDN BCD project, formatted and interactive like any other caniuse support table.
  • Compat Report - Firefox Add-on that shows compatibility data for the current site in the developer tools.
  • compat-tester - Scan local documents for compatibility issues.
  • Visual Studio Code - Shows the compatibility information in the code completion popup.
  • webhint.io - Hints to check if your CSS HTML and JavaScript have deprecated or not broadly supported features.
  • WebStorm - JavaScript IDE allowing you to check whether all CSS properties you use are supported in the target browser version.
  • Hexo Plugin: hexo-compat-report - Allows to embed MDN's compatibility table in a hexo blog post.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to: