[webkit-dev] Changing the implementation of KURL

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Sat Jan 28 00:19:57 PST 2012

On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 9:44 PM, Darin Fisher <darin at chromium.org> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 2:39 AM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 1:49 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> > That said, this plan was based on the premise that Chromium folks were
>> > willing to cooperate with the unforking effort, and would be happy to
>> > use a
>> > WebKit-integrated URL library based on GoogleURL. If that is no longer
>> > the
>> > case, then certainly we should not proceed on a false premise.
>> I've been talking a bit with Benjamin about this topic off-list.  I'm
>> hopeful that with some careful attention to dependencies and
>> interfaces, Chromium will be able to use WTFURL in place of GoogleURL.
> I still think it is a bit backwards for Chromium's network stack to depend
> on WebKit,
> but I remain open minded about this.  I'm curious how it will work out.

The general approach I had in mind was to view WTFURL as a separate
library that just happens to be hosted at svn.webkit.org.  That
requires some careful managing of dependencies but it seems worth


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