[webkit-dev] Enabling support for the "external" interface

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Thu Oct 25 15:32:38 PDT 2012

I believe the WebKit project's position, historically, on this topic
is that embedders should supply their own implementation of this API
rather than having the implementation in WebKit proper.  The
"external" interface is used in a number of user agents to supply
"external" interfaces that are more about interacting with the user
agent than about interacting with the rendering engine.

It's certainly possible that we should change our approach here.  I
don't have strong feelings about it, but others might.


On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Otto Cheung <otcheung at rim.com> wrote:
> Hello webkit-dev,
> I'm a software developer working for the RIM browser team.
> The team would like to add support for the "external" interface. The interface is defined in http://developers.whatwg.org/timers.html#the-external-interface
> We will be submitting a final patch for review soon. Please feel free to voice your comments or concerns in:
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=90501
> Thanks,
> Otto Cheung
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