[webkit-dev] New feature flag proposal: Joystick API

Dimitri Glazkov dglazkov at chromium.org
Wed Aug 24 09:43:02 PDT 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:39 AM, Scott Graham <scottmg at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 9:19 AM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com>
> wrote:
>> I think it's too early to implement this. We should wait until it's a W3C
>> draft at least.
> There's certainly work to be done in improving the design. I'm not proposing
> to slavishly implement the API exactly as specified there.
> However, I would like to prototype and help with the design of this API by
> iterating an implementation in the Chromium port.
> Is a feature flag inappropriate for this? i.e. Should that sort of prototype
> work be kept downstream indefinitely or until we have a draft spec?

FWIW, keeping implementation "downstream" (that is in Chromium) is
basically an equivalent of forking, and we should work hard to avoid
that. But certainly not by just rejecting prototyping outright --
because the only workaround for that is forking.


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