[webkit-dev] SearchBox API

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Fri Oct 15 10:24:14 PDT 2010

would be more compelling with a video. :)

I agree with Darin, this sounds like Browser-exposed DOM API.  Not
something that WebKit has any business adding.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2010, at 10:00 AM, Tony Gentilcore wrote:
>> In any case, are there objections to beginning to land this under flag guard and vendor prefix?
> Yes, I do have an objection.
> Browser-specific API can be injected by the browser and doesn’t need to be built into WebKit. Safari already has some DOM API accessible only to search providers. WebKit has an architecture that allows this to be done without WebKit code changes.
> I suggest we put this feature in browsers, not the engine.
>    -- Darin
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