Why CSS Tutorials Don’t Say What Version of Chrome?

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Sep 21, 2013
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Have you ever looked up a CSS property reference on the web.  For example, the CSS3 background-size property described on W3Schools.com.  You want to know what browser version supports this CSS property and it says …

“The background-size property is supported in IE9+, Firefox 4+, Opera, Chrome, and Safari 5+.”

It tells us that it is supported by Internet Explorer 9 and higher.  But it doesn’t tell us what version of Chrome, or for Opera for that matter.  Why not?

It means that it is supported by the latest version of Chrome.

But how do I know if the user have the latest version of Chrome.

They usually do, because Chrome auto-updates to the latest version without the user knowing it.

But I didn’t download or install anything, how could it upgrade to the new version?   For Internet Explorer, I always have to download and install something.

Well, Chrome check if there is a new version on the internet; and if outdated, it downloads and updates itself.   Chrome is a browser, so it knows how to connect to the internet.

See, Google says

“To make sure that you’re protected by the latest security updates, Google Chrome automatically updates whenever it detects that a new version of the browser is available. The update process happens in the background and doesn’t require any action on your part.”

So, that is why.