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

George Staikos staikos at kde.org
Tue May 12 19:26:25 PDT 2009

On 12-May-09, at 7:24 PM, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

> 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.

    Thanks Maciej.  We wrote and rewrote this code many times over to  
try to keep it clean.  Yichao will be updating the bug reports with  
new patches.  I'll help review and land them but I really encourage  
others to help review.

George Staikos
Torch Mobile Inc.

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