[webkit-dev] Re: [webkit-changes] [24723] trunk/WebCore

Darin Adler darin at apple.com
Fri Jul 27 12:05:00 PDT 2007

On Jul 27, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Lars Knoll wrote:

> I'm fine with moving to this approach (even though it'll still lead  
> to some code duplication if we do it the easy way without  
> refactoring).

I don't think we should insist on doing it without refactoring. It  
seems good to add private member functions as necessary so we can  
share as much of the code as possible.

The reason I'm particularly sensitive on this issue is that fixing the  
structure of ifdef'd code like this is something we've spent a lot of  
time on the last two years. We still have quite a bit left to fix from  
decisions I regret when adapting the code to Mac OS X, and I'd like to  
avoid introducing new cases of it now.

> Should we move the XMLTokenizer class to WebCore/platform then?


If we were making an independent XML abstraction that didn't depend on  
the rest of WebKit then it would belong there. But since we've decided  
to not go that way, this is just platform-specific code in another  
subdirectory, which we do as needed. See the loader directory, for  

I'm not sure I like the filename XMLTokenizerLibXml.cpp, but I can't  
think of anything better.

     -- Darin

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