[webkit-dev] Removing HTML notifications from WebKit (Was: Web Notifications API)

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Wed Feb 8 19:50:16 PST 2012

On Feb 8, 2012, at 6:15 PM, Aaron Boodman wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 8, 2012 at 4:58 PM, Jon Lee <jonlee at apple.com> wrote:
>> 2. Remove HTML notifications.
>> It has been removed from the spec, and we don't intend on ever supporting
>> HTML notifications. I brought this issue up before; is there an update on
>> this front from any other platforms?
> HTML notifications are a pretty popular feature in Chrome's extension
> system. As of a few months ago:
> * 614 extensions in our web store use createHTMLNotification
> * 72 have more than 10k users
> * 14 have more than 100k users
> * 3 have more than 500k users
> * 6.7M total actextension installs
> We can move developers off of this API, but not overnight. Is it
> possible to come up with a slower deprecation plan than "immediately"?

Since HTML notifications are already under a separate feature flag, it's probably practical to keep them around for a while, and just not include them in the proposed updated API. Do you have a suggestion for what might be a reasonable deprecation timeline?


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