[webkit-dev] Enabling Experimental Features

Dirk Schulze dschulze at adobe.com
Mon Apr 22 10:11:39 PDT 2013

On Apr 22, 2013, at 9:32 AM, Simon Fraser <simon.fraser at apple.com> wrote:

> On Apr 20, 2013, at 10:03 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 19, 2013, at 3:50 PM, Timothy Hatcher <timothy at apple.com> wrote:
>>> On Apr 19, 2013, at 6:15 PM, Bear Travis <betravis at adobe.com> wrote:
>>>> What do folks think about adding a mechanism for users to toggle features like this on in WebKit nightlies? I don't have a definite approach yet, but wanted to float the idea for feedback.
>>> I like the idea. Having things off for everyone but the engineers is a bad approach and misses out on testing.
>>> We could have WebKit modify Safari's Develop menu to provide additional items to toggle. Safari provides an "Enable WebGL" item, we could inject more items next to it.
>> On Mac, we could at the very last use 'defaults write' to toggle experimental runtime-enabled features.
> One problem is that most CSS-exposed experimental features are not runtime-switchable. We'd have to do a bunch of work in the parser and style resolver to make this possible.

I think it is worth it to do that. Not just because of CSS Exclusions, but for future properties as well. 


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