[webkit-dev] What do we do with various Web component features?

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Sat Apr 27 14:38:00 PDT 2013

On Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 9:46 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> There appears to be a lot of Web component related features in WebKit that
> used to be maintained by Chromium contributors; specifically those related
> to Shadow DOM and node distributions.
> What do we do with them? The specification is still under the construction
> and our implementation is getting outdated day by day.
> I certainly see the value of the proposed specification, and I would like
> it to be shipped by WebKit browsers. However, having unmaintained code that
> is this invasive in WebCore is very harmful in short term.
> Is anyone stepping up to maintain the code, or should we consider removing
> them for the time being?

All that unmaintained code has a cost we should not have to pay.

I am in favor of removing it and bring the code back later when someone
decide to support that spec.

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