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Meet X-Tag a Microsoft driven Open Source JavaScript Library

Just wanted to share with you a newly released “Awesome” JavaScript Library.
X-Tag is a Microsoft supported, open source, JavaScript library that wraps the W3C standard Web Components family of APIs to provide a compact, feature-rich interface for rapid component development.While X-Tag offers feature hooks for all Web Component APIs (Custom Elements, Shadow DOM, Templates, and HTML Imports), it only requires Custom Element support to operate.
As a fallback mechanism, X-Tag also uses a set of polyfills shared with Google’s Polymer framework, in case there was no native support for the Custom Element.
The X-Tag has a wide Browser Support:

Edge (all versions and devices) and Internet Explorer 9+
Firefox (all versions, devices, and platforms)
Chrome (all versions, devices, and platforms) and Android 4+ stock browser
Safari and Safari iOS 5+
Opera 11+ (all devices and platforms)

Just in case you missed out on Web Components and might be wondering what on earth is this?

Web components are encapsulated, reusable and composable widgets for the web platform. Basically it is a collection of standards being worked out at the W3C. In summary, web components allow you to bundle markup and styles into custom HTML elements. Its introduction was very significant to web development because it can harness the power and extensibility necessary to build some complex widgets and applications right into the core web feature set. So, go ahead and picture the capabilities of JavaScript libraries like Angular and Backbone, but as a foundation of the web platform, standardised across all browsers.


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