[webkit-dev] SearchBox API
tonyg at chromium.org
Fri Oct 15 10:43:15 PDT 2010
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:28 AM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
> I think we're just coming at this from the point of view of trying to avoid
> UA-specific APIs exposed to web content. It seems risky to build APIs
> outside of WebKit that may be adopted by other UAs. We can certainly
> revisit this if that ever becomes reality.
> (Our current implementation exists on window.chrome.* by the way.)
> On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 10:24 AM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
>> would be more compelling with a video. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tefRwthQaes shows an old version where the
content didn't adjust to the dropdown size. You can play w/ it yourself on a
windows dev channel build.
>> 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.
Okie. It sounds like the answer to my first question is an implied "no."
I'll keep in it Chrome for now. If this is ever something that other ports
are interested in supporting, I'll still be happy to do the upstreaming
>> > -- Darin
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