[webkit-dev] New feature announcement - Implement HTML5 Microdata in WebKit

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Thu Oct 13 17:42:32 PDT 2011

On Oct 12, 2011, at 4:12 PM, Ryosuke Niwa wrote:

> Given that Gecko is implementing the unprefixed getItems (see https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=591467), I don't see benefits in implementing with webkit prefix. Also, it's still under a compile-time flag so we can prefix it before enabling the flag by default if we strongly feel like it.

In the WebKit context, the need to prefix should be driven by the spec maturity level, not just the fact that the feature is optional and experimental for now. In this case, we expect a very low likelihood of incompatible changes to the spec. So it seems fine to omit the prefix, just as we would for an experimental implementation of a stable specification. That being said, we may want to revisit this choice before turning the feature on by default.


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