Chrome 34 supports responsive images, extends password manager

Chrome LogoGoogle has released Chrome 34 FINAL for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

The headline addition is support for srcset, a new HTML attribute which allows web developers to specify multiple copies of a single image, with a range of resolutions. The idea is that the client device then requests the most appropriate version, so you might see a high-res image on your desktop, but a smaller, more bandwidth-friendly copy on your phone.

A change in Chrome’s security settings mean that, even if a website has asked the browser not to fill in a password field (by adding the "autocomplete=off" parameter), Chrome will do it anyway. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing (it’s certainly better to use a strong saved password, then to manually enter "password" in every site you visit), but if you disapprove then you can always turn off the password manager.

Elsewhere, there’s support for the unprefixed version of the JavaScript Web Audio API, which provides powerful audio processing and synthesizing features without the need for any third-party plugin.

Chrome 34 FINAL is available now.

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