[webkit-dev] Keeping track of supported specs on wiki

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Fri Nov 9 15:07:29 PST 2007

On Nov 9, 2007, at 5:55 PM, Rob Burns wrote:

> Hello all,
> I have to say I like Philippe's version of the page better. I think  
> it is more appropriate for an open source project like webkit. I  
> would agree with Maciej that the word "stable" might be more  
> appropriate than "full". However, I think its better to show all of  
> the standards whether targeted by Apple or not. It might make sense  
> to have an asterisk on the "no" response to indicate that Apple has  
> no plans to target a particular standard.

The set of specs that currently have no support isn't necessarily  
identical to the set we are not targetting, or the set we would  
categorically rule out default support for. I think there are pretty  
few in the last category, and a huge number in the first if you take a  
broad view of what standards count.

I would rather list the standards we *do* currently care about  
(including things like IETF RFCs, ECMA standards, ISO standards, etc)  
than try to list a complete or partial list of ones we don't care about.

> However, I assume other contributors are free to bring standard  
> supports to WebKit. I know of two such projects myself where  
> contributors are working to bring standards support to WebKit not  
> currently targeted by Apple.
> Perhaps the status column should be one of:
> • No
> • No* (not targeted by  Apple)
> • Partial
> • Stable

Again, I'm not sure "No" adds much value relative "things not on this  
list probably are not currently targetted". I certainly do not want to  
make a commitment on behalf of either Apple or the whole WebKit  
project that we won't support particular specs.


More information about the webkit-dev mailing list