Google introduced its Polymer framework at I/O earlier this year and it’s clearly a concept Google plans to push forward in the coming months and years. Mozilla, too, has now joined the bandwagon and has actually gone a step further by launching Brick, an x-Tag-based, cross-browser library that “provides new custom HTML tags to abstract away common user-interface patterns into easy-to-use, flexible, and semantic Web Components.”
In the long run, Web Components will change how developers build their web apps and make it easier to reuse – and share – UI components. With both Mozilla and Google actively backing this development, it’s only a matter of time before these polyfills will only be necessary to support legacy browsers, though it’s not always clear when the main browser vendors plan to fully implement it.
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