[webkit-dev] GlobalScript API.

Dmitry Titov dimich at chromium.org
Mon Aug 31 18:26:55 PDT 2009

Ian also said (and I agree with him) that experimental implementation is
needed. In fact if he added it to HTML5 already I'd be very surprised. For
example, the notifications were removed from HTML5 because it was not clear
to the point of writing the spec that they are even needed (as Ian said
also). A lot of HTML5 is there because there were Gears with real-life
experience. It's hard to see if any web mechanism will prove it viability
purely theoretically. So all we are trying to do is take the feedback from
app developers, produce a proposal, discuss it in the community to refine
it, produce implementation and see how it goes so it can be included into
HTML x at some point. It might not stand the test of time and not be
standardized at the end, or it might influence some other idea - who knows?
Nobody is 'pushing ahead' :-)

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:18 PM, Peter Kasting <pkasting at google.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 6:09 PM, Dmitry Titov <dimich at chromium.org> wrote:
>> I'm hoping to get your advice on Global Script proposal and how to start
>> implementing it as an 'experimental API' since it's not standardized yet.
> That sounds a little optimistic when so far the feedback from Hixie is "I
> haven't added the Global Script Object proposal to HTML5. ... I really don't
> think it is the direction we should be taking the platform in."  I realize
> that there have been subsequent comments objecting to that viewpoint, I'm
> just saying that pushing boldly ahead seems... early.
> PK
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