[webkit-dev] Dropping support for WML?

TAMURA, Kent tkent at chromium.org
Tue Apr 26 12:59:44 PDT 2011

I think it's ok to keep WML code if we can avoid the form control issue.
We can terminate the form control abstraction for HTML and WML. e.g.

- Merge dom/InputElement to html/HTMLInputElement
- Merge dom/InputElement to wml/WMLInputElement
- Remove dom/InputElement
- Copy RenderTextControlSingleLine as RenderTextControlWML
- RenderTextControlSingleLine only supports HTMLInputElement
- RenderTextControlWML only supports WMLInputElement

We would have some duplicated code.  But it would be better than the current

On Fri, Apr 8, 2011 at 10:08, 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.

>     -- Darin

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