[webkit-dev] Ruby design document

Peter Kasting pkasting at google.com
Wed Jun 3 17:12:09 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Roland Steiner <rolandsteiner at google.com>wrote:

> However, if the consensus is that we should rather take those objects out
> (Ian Hickson doesn't seem to be a fan of complex ruby, either), then of
> course I can remove them from the code. The resulting object model would
> probably look like:
>     ruby : RenderInline or RenderBlock (inline-block)
>         ruby-run : RenderBlock (inline-block with inline children) - 1 or
> more
>             ruby-base : RenderInline -> InlineFlowBox - 1
>             ruby-text : RenderInline -> InlineFlowBox - 0 or 1 (could even
> allow 2, for both 'before' and 'after' positions)

Seems like it wouldn't be hard to add the complexity in later (as a second
pass) if we decide there's value there; in the meantime, writing the
simplest possible implementation has testing and code readability benefits.
 I suggest sticking with the simple stuff that's sufficient to do HTML5 as a
first pas.  When everything is in, tested and working, you can evaluate if
more complex support a la the current CSS3 spec is a good idea.  If so it'd
probably make sense to get HTMLx (whatever x is by then, perhaps 6) to agree
so that other browsers are all on board too.

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