[webkit-dev] Adding ENABLE_NAVIGATOR_BUILDTYPE to WebCore

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Thu Jun 7 13:00:56 PDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM, Annie Sullivan <sullivan at chromium.org>wrote:

> I wanted to let you know that I plan to add support for
> navigator.buildType (e.g., "nightly", "beta", "final") to WebKit. This
> feature isn't on the standards track (but neither are a bunch of other
> similar properties on Navigator). This feature will be behind the
> ENABLE(NAVIGATOR_BUILDTYPE) feature define. See:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=88358
> http://html.spec.whatwg.org/#navigator

What is the rationale for adding this property on the navigator object
instead of the chrome object we also expose if your'e not expecting this
property to be ever standarized?

The feedback the WebKit community at large has given us so far appears to
be strictly negative about adding this to the navigator object.

- Ryosuke
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