[webkit-dev] PageCache and modularization (was Re: The Care and Feeding of WebCore Modules)

Brady Eidson beidson at apple.com
Mon Mar 5 08:47:37 PST 2012

On Mar 2, 2012, at 3:10 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:

> 2012/3/2 Alexey Proskuryakov <ap at webkit.org>:
>> It seems that we have some agreement on what to modularize, but not necessarily agreement on what the modularization should encompass.
>> For example, I think that <https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=80193> that moves some knowledge of what makes a page uncacheable out of PageCache::canCachePageContainingThisFrame makes the code less hackable, and is likely to become a disadvantage.
> I've just started investigating that issue (which is why the patch is
> labeled "work-in-progress").  Is there a reason SQLDatabase is special
> cased in PageCache?  Most features interact with the PageCache via
> ActiveDOMObject::canSuspend().  In that bug, I'm investigating why
> SQLDatabase doesn't just use the same general mechanism as other
> features.

There's no great mystery.  SQLDatabase was added before we had the ActiveDOMObject mechanism.


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