[webkit-dev] Dropping support for WML?

Dimitri Glazkov dglazkov at chromium.org
Fri Apr 8 10:09:45 PDT 2011

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:08 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:
> On Apr 8, 2011, at 2:09 AM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:
>> We have been discussing the possibility of dropping WML support in WebKit on IRC for a while now because
>>       • None of core ports (Mac, Windows, GTK, Qt, & Chromium) use it by default
>>       • Maintenance cost is high
> I’ll just add one other thing: HTML form element implementations have factoring that are twisted and complicated because of WML in a way that makes working on those classes unpleasant for me. It would make form work considerably easier if we drop WML support.

This is possibly the main practical argument for dropping it. I totally agree.

>    -- Darin
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