HTML Imports (removed)

HTML Imports are deprecated at M70, and will be removed in M80, by February, 2020. Please see this post for more information: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2019/07/web-components-time-to-upgrade For the original Intent to Deprecate: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/d/msg/blink-dev/h-JwMiPUnuU/sl79aLoLBQAJ HTML Imports was an experimental technology, never implemented in any other browser. The spec is superseded by ES modules, which is widely supported.

Motivation

Shadow DOM V0, Custom Elements V0, and HTML Imports were launched in 2014, but they did not get adopted by other browser engines. Instead, Shadow DOM V1, Custom Elements V1, and ES modules are widely adopted by various browser engines today. Chrome has shipped Shadow DOM V1 / Custom Elements V1 in 2016 and ES modules in 2017.

Documentation

Specification

Working draft or equivalent

Status in Chromium

Blink


Removed (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 80
  • Chrome for Android release 80

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.

Owner

Comments

Updated IE views based on http://status.modern.ie/#/ ("Under consideration"). crbug.com/504944 - readyState doesn't go to "complete" until Chrome 46.

Last updated on 2020-10-25