[webkit-dev] Support for ESMP and other mobile web standards

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Tue May 12 16:24:03 PDT 2009

On May 12, 2009, at 3:58 PM, George Staikos wrote:

> On 30-Mar-09, at 5:22 PM, Cameron Zwarich wrote:
>> For some time now there has been a bug in Bugzilla about adding  
>> conditional support for ECMA Script Mobile Profile:
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24114
>> I am capable of reviewing the technical content of the patch, but I  
>> don't know how the greater WebKit community feels about adding  
>> support for ESMP and related technologies. To what extent do we  
>> want support for them in the main WebKit tree?
>   6 weeks in and no opposition to this.  Given that we just rebased  
> the patches against trunk again, and they've already gone through  
> many changes due to review, I'd like to start landing them.   
> Constantly adjusting them is growing tiring, and they do not impact  
> anything unless the macros are enabled.

I'm not a fan of these changes (I don't like divergence in core  
behavior in the engine). But I think they are reasonable in light of  
the proposed new way of thinking about ports as a set of policy  
decisions, and leaving those decisions up to the port maintainers.  
ENABLE(ESMP) is definitely a policy decision. Let's just make sure we  
minimize impact on the normal code path and allow for reasonable long- 
term maintainability.


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