[webkit-dev] Use of Frame by ResourceHandle

Sam Weinig sam.weinig at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 16:21:08 PDT 2010

It seems the dependency on Frame is now gone (as of last night I guess?)
with the advent of the NetworkingContext.


On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 3:42 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:

> 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
> > reasons:
> >
> > 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.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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