[webkit-dev] New runtime setting: css3TextDecoration
rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Aug 14 11:44:23 PDT 2012
I agree with Simon. Setting is a wrong mechanism to guard new features
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 11:10 AM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com>wrote:
> On Aug 14, 2012, at 10:05 AM, Bruno Abinader <brunoabinader at gmail.com>
> > A series of CSS3 text decoration properties implementations are
> > currently on the works. These adds new properties which specifications
> > are not finished yet, thus subject to changes. In order to avoid early
> > web exposure, a new setting (aka. runtime flag) is going to be added:
> > css3TextDecoration. As discussed with Julien, this flag provides
> > easier maintenance than adding a whole new compile flag (as seen in
> > https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93863 ).
> > This new runtime flag comes disabled by default and is going to affect
> > parsing of the following CSS3 text-decoration properties:
> > -webkit-text-decoration-line (
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90959 )
> > -webkit-text-decoration-style (
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90958 )
> > -webkit-text-decoration-color (
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=91638 )
> > -webkit-text-decoration-skip (
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92801 )
> > And finally CSS3 specification support for text-decoration (
> > https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=92000 )
> > The bug related to this implementation is
> > https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93966 .
> > Any comments will be kindly appreciated!
> I don't think it's appropriate to add settings for CSS features that are
> under development,
> for a number of reasons:
> * If we did this for every feature, we'd end up with hundreds of Settings.
> * Traditionally, Settings don't tend to get removed, resulting in an
> ever-accumulating number of Settings.
> * If your feature is protected by an ENABLE flag, vendors that want to
> ship release software can turn it off.
> * If developing your feature in trunk is so disruptive that you need a
> Setting to turn it off for most people, then perhaps you should be working
> on a branch up to the point where your feature is mostly usable.
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