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

Anders Carlsson andersca at apple.com
Mon Apr 29 10:30:17 PDT 2013

On Apr 27, 2013, at 2:38 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org> wrote:

> 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 The specification is still under the construction and our implementation is getting outdated day by day.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.


From what I’ve heard, the Shadow DOM changes have negatively impacted the packability of the DOM code which is unfortunate. I’m all for removing it.

- Anders

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