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.
Original news: http://techcrunch.com/2013/09/01/mozilla-gets-on-the-web-components-bandwagon-with-brick/