[webkit-dev] Enabling HTMLTemplateElement by default

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Wed Dec 4 00:49:06 PST 2013

I have successfully imported all W3C tests for the template element as of

In fact, WebKit is the first major Web browser engine to pass all the tests.

With the only remaining issue (in form control association) pending on a
HTML5 parser change:
existing on both Gecko and Blink, I'm enabling the feature on all ports by
default now.

- R. Niwa

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 1:20 AM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> I'm going to enable the template element by default in
> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=123851 on all ports.
> HTMLTemplateElement has been shipped by Chrome and Firefox for a while
> and the specification has been quite stable at this point:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html-templates/
> The feature adds the minimum amount of changes to the HTML parser to allow
> JS libraries to work-around HTML parser quirkiness such as tr being removed
> outside of table element.
> I'm merging Blink patches for the template element I could find so that we
> interoperate before enabling it by default.  You can see the blockers on
> the bug to see those patches.
> I'll check if we can get more tests from Microsoft/Mozilla/Opera via W3C,
> and will import them as needed.
> - R. Niwa
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