[webkit-dev] webkit editing rewrite?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Aug 4 15:46:48 PDT 2010

On Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Geoffrey Garen <ggaren at apple.com> wrote:
> > And if we did provide a good set of APIs such that web developers
> themselves can implement their own editing commands, then there's no reason
> we can't implement our editing commands in terms of those public APIs,
> putting aside, whether we should do it or not.
> Notice that you take "a good set of APIs" to be a given, from which you
> start to reason about the value of a rewrite done in JavaScript.

Right.  I think that's a crucial part of Ojan's proposal.  Without a good
API and abstractions, things just get worse regardless of whether we expose
or not.

As Maciej and Darin have already mentioned, a good set of abstractions upon
> which to build editing is not a given. It is the critical part of the task.

I agree.

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