[webkit-dev] Dropping support for WML?
jmason at rim.com
Wed Apr 13 17:15:19 PDT 2011
Blackberry needs to continue to support WML, but we are using our own (legacy) code as a plugin, so removing it from webkit is mostly fine with us. We just use two pieces of the WML code, to deal with the different loading model required by WML:
// All WML decks are supposed to be reloaded, even within the same URL fragment
// All WML decks should go through the real load mechanism, not the scroll-to-anchor code
// FIXME: Why do WML decks have this different behavior?
// Are WML decks incompatible with HTML5 pushState/replaceState which require inter-document history navigations?
// Should this new API be disabled for WML pages, or does WML need to update their mechanism to act like normal loads?
// If scroll-to-anchor navigations were broken for WML and required them to
have different loading behavior, then
// state object loads are certainly also broken for them.
sameDocumentNavigation = false;
(And we overrode frameContainsWMLContent to detect that a frame has our plugin loaded, rather than using the default test.)
So if these are removed we will probably need to add them back in "#if PLATFORM(BLACKBERRY)" guards.
From: webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org [mailto:webkit-dev-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of Ryosuke Niwa
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 5:10 AM
To: WebKit Development
Subject: [webkit-dev] Dropping support for WML?
We have been discussing the possibility of dropping WML support in WebKit on IRC for a while now because
1. None of core ports (Mac, Windows, GTK, Qt, & Chromium) use it by default
2. Maintenance cost is high
I know Samsung is using the feature but they're not sure if they'll be supporting it in the future. Are there are other folks who are actively using WML?
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