[webkit-dev] Use of Frame by ResourceHandle
mjs at apple.com
Sat Sep 11 15:42:10 PDT 2010
On Sep 11, 2010, at 2:57 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
> I don't mean to spam this list with design questions, but I'm trying
> to wrap my mind around how the loader is put together today and how
> we'd like it to be put together in the future.
> There's a FIXME in ResourceHandle that says that ResourceHandle
> shouldn't depend on Frame. (For those who aren't familiar with the
> loader, ResourceHandle is the primary platform abstraction WebCore
> uses to communicate with the network.) This makes sense to me for two
> 1) ResourceHandle is in WebCore/platform/network and therefore isn't
> allowed to depend on parts of WebCore outside the platform directory.
> 2) There are a number of types of network requests that are not
> associated with frames (e.g., XMLHttpRequests from WebWorkers,
> PingLoader, etc).
> Do we still believe this FIXME is accurate? If so, I have some time
> next week to look at removing the dependency. There's a patch that
> either recently landed or is about to land that furthers the use of
> Frame by ResourceHandle, so I wanted to check with folks more broadly
> about whether this is the right direction. (Note that I haven't
> studied the code yet, so I'm not sure what would be required to remove
> the dependency.)
I think this is the right way to go. I don't clearly understand the reasons this dependency was added, but I hope we can find an alternate design to meet those needs.
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