[webkit-dev] Implementation thoughts on HTML5 elements

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Aug 26 15:47:22 PDT 2009

On Aug 26, 2009, at 3:36 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 3:34 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
> I'd like to see the Mac port of WebKit offer completion based on the  
> system address book. I think a lot of the times when you enter an  
> email address on the Web, it's one of your own. Providing a way for  
> Web-based Mail clients to integrate as a provider of address  
> information sounds like it would be valuable, not just for <input  
> type="email"> but for other apps on the OS. Perhaps GMail needs some  
> way to plug in and provide its data to other apps. One existing way  
> that would work with Mac OS X (and I expect Windows and Linux too)  
> is for GMail to provide LDAP access.
> Both those would be great.  But presumably tangential?  You are more  
> likely than I to know the relevant APIs on Mac tto file a good bug  
> for this...

Address Book integration on Mac is a WebKit bug - I can file that.  
Similarly, type="url" should complete based on some combination of  
your bookmarks, your history, and perhaps some knowledge of your  
personal URLs (maybe from your address book "me" card).

GMail offering LDAP access is presumably a GMail bug, if they even  
think that's a reasonable thing to do. Not really necessary to doing  
address book integration.

Giving Web based contact stores a way to hook up as a system LDAP  
store easily may require a new feature of the Web platform - I'm not  
sure how labor-intensive it is to do the configuration with the way  
things stand. This would merit research.


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