[webkit-dev] Removing the prefix from webkitPostMessage

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Wed Sep 12 17:51:14 PDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2012, at 5:10 PM, Adam Barth <abarth at webkit.org> wrote:
>> I've posted a patch to delete webkitPostMessage in favor of the
>> identically behaving, unprefixed postMessage:
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=96577
>> We've discussed this topic previously in
>> <http://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2012-April/020237.html>.
>> In that thread, I was asked to follow the instructions in
>> <https://trac.webkit.org/wiki/DeprecatingFeatures>, but those
>> instructions are too hard.
> Really? I thought it was pretty easy for Chrome to gather "usage statistics in the wild (either by instrumenting the browser or any other means)" using what people call the "histogram" mechanism. Is it now a lot harder?

My evidence for it being too hard is that no one has actually been
able to use that process to delete any prefixes.


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