[webkit-dev] Removing obsolete File attributes
jochen at chromium.org
Fri Feb 24 13:47:53 PST 2012
On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 10:38 PM, Eric Seidel <eric at webkit.org> wrote:
> My 2¢:
> - I'm glad to see these properties go.
> - I think Darin is correct to be concerned about a potential
> web-compat risk. (But, I suspect grepping extensions for ".fileSize"
> and ".fileName" might actually turn up useful data. Assuming that's
> easy to do?)
> - I agree with ap that warnings are mostly useless. Firefox has a
> zillion such warnings, and most page authors seem to ignore them.
Is it really useless, or does it help to decrease the number of new pages
using the feature? At the very least, it would make it seem more fair if
the feature is eventually removed to give some warning.
> - I agree with Jian Li, that if/when we add warnings (or any other
> form of deprecation) notating such in the IDL and autogenerating is a
> Good Idea™.
I agree that this would be useful.
> How much work is it to collect "how many unique pages grab these"
> numbers from nightlies? Have we done such in the past? (Do we have
> other studies to compare against?) It feels a bit odd for WebKit to
> depend on Chromium to collect such numbers, but Chromium does seem
> well suited to the task.
> On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org>
> > 24.02.2012, в 12:20, Darin Fisher написал(а):
> > Perhaps a concrete good first step is to log a console warning when they
> > used? "Warning, blahBlah is a deprecated attribute. Use fluxCapacitor
> > instead."
> > I'm not much in favor of such warnings - from all I heard (second or
> > hand, without hard data), they are not effective. FWIW, this is what I'd
> > expect - developers don't check console logs for sites they've delivered
> > were paid for long ago.
> > I should point out that replacement standard attributes have been
> > implemented in WebKit for a long time.
> > - WBR, Alexey Proskuryakov
> > _______________________________________________
> > webkit-dev mailing list
> > webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
> > http://lists.webkit.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/webkit-dev
> webkit-dev mailing list
> webkit-dev at lists.webkit.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the webkit-dev