[webkit-dev] Removing the prefix from webkitPostMessage

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Wed Sep 12 17:10:20 PDT 2012

I've posted a patch to delete webkitPostMessage in favor of the
identically behaving, unprefixed postMessage:


We've discussed this topic previously in
 In that thread, I was asked to follow the instructions in
<https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/DeprecatingFeatures>, but those
instructions are too hard.  I'm not aware of any vendor prefixes that
have actually been removed using that process.

In order to act in good faith as a browser rendering engine, we need
to be able to delete prefixed versions of APIs.  As far as I can tell,
it's time to delete the webkitPostMessage API in favor of the
identically behaving postMessage API.


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