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

Andreas Kling akling at apple.com
Mon Apr 29 10:34:21 PDT 2013

On Fri 2013-04-26, 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 The specification is still under the construction and our implementation is getting outdated day by day.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?

I agree that it should be removed from WebKit at this time. The bit-rot has already started to set in.

We'll need a new solution for the <details> and <summary> elements, as they are currently implemented using this functionality. I believe Antti has expressed interest in working on this.


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