[webkit-dev] Implementation thoughts on HTML5 elements

Alex Russell slightlyoff at google.com
Wed Aug 26 15:59:09 PDT 2009

Lots of stuff on the web is best-effort, particularly when system
integration is the point. I'm not sure that saying "the experience
will be different" changes what semantics should be available to
authors in any way.


On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Peter Kasting<pkasting at google.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM, Michelangelo De Simone <micdesim at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> 2009/8/27 Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com>:
>> > Consider that if the user uses a web mail app (e.g. Gmail) the UA will
>> > have
>> > no way of getting that data.  In fact, the UA may not even know what
>> > mail
>> > client the user prefers to use, especially if he uses several different
>> > ones.
>> Implementing such functionality in a port-specific way may address
>> this
> My main point is that it's clearly not possible to offer an identical
> experience for all users in all UAs, so I can't see how a web author could
> be relying on such a thing, and thus I can't see how _not_ having it in the
> current WebKit implementation is somehow harming web authors.
> PK
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