Safari 17.0 is currently available as a public beta on macOS Ventura, and macOS Monterey, and macOS Sonoma, and will be released on September 26th. Safari 17.0 is also available in the vision OS Simulator, where you can test your website by downloading the latest beta of Xcode 15, which supports the visionOS SDK.
To get Safari 17.0 on your iPhone or iPad, go to Settings > General > Software Update and tap to update to iOS 17 or iPadOS 17. If you are running macOS Ventura or macOS Monterey, you will be able update Safari by going to Software Update and clicking “More info”. On macOS Ventura, that’s > System Settings > General > Software Update > More info and choose to update Safari.
While new web technology is defined in web standards all the time, it’s rare for a brand-new HTML element to come along. It only happens when something meets very high expectations of utility. Search is a key function for most websites, so now, there’s a new element — <search>.
Notice the presence of ARIA role="search" on the first line of code above. Without the ARIA search role, search functionality is not made properly accessible to all users — a problem that’s far too easy to create.