[webkit-dev] Runtime setting for incomplete features

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Sep 23 18:10:41 PDT 2009

On Sep 23, 2009, at 6:05 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 6:03 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com>  
> wrote:
> My thinking on the topic is basically this:
> A) For experimental features, it makes sense to make them disappear  
> completely when turned off, since turning them on is an unusual and  
> experimental state.
> B) For end-user features that are on by default but have a  
> preference to turn them off, having APIs appear and disappear  
> fragments the platform.
> I believe most of the cases where this occurs in Chromium are  
> instances of A.  We don't tend to expose prefs to do B.

That is what I would expect. My earlier email exchange with Jeremy got  
into this side track, but it doesn't seem like something that would be  


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