[webkit-dev] Adding ENABLE_CSS_DIRECTIONAL_FOCUS to WebCore.

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Sun Jul 28 00:42:13 PDT 2013

On Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM, Glenn Adams <glenn at skynav.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 9:07 PM, Benjamin Poulain <benjamin at webkit.org>wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 1:57 AM, Mario Sanchez Prada <
>> mario.prada at samsung.com> wrote:
>>> > Ah, When I made a new patch, had doubts about the file name
>>> "Deprecated".
>>> > So, I have to wait the "StyleBuilder" Class to have a clear form.
>>> On this regard, some input from Dirk Schulze could probably be very
>>> useful
>>> as guidance here, as he was the original author of the commit where this
>>> class got deprecated[1].
>> It is a work in progress to clean the StyleBuilder.
>>>  > Also, I'm waiting for the community to conclude this discussion.
>>> Me too.
>> Honestly, I am concerned that no one in favor of this feature is a
>> regular contributor.
>> The feature does not seem very invasive so if some people really invest
>> time in maturing this, it could be worth experimenting with this and
>> provide feedback to the W3C working group.
>> I think everything should be behind a feature flag, and have the -webkit-
>> prefix. As usual with experimental features, you will have to remove it if
>> it turns out the experiment is not successful.
> I wouldn't characterize the nav-* properties as experimental, given their
> fairly widespread implementation among Television oriented profiles of
> HTML/CSS, going back at least to 1999 [1]. See also specifications from
> 2001 and 2003 [2][3].
> As such, it seems somewhat questionable to use a -webkit- prefix.

If we're not prefixing it, then it's very important for the initial
implementation to pass all compatibility tests W3C and/or it matches other
vendors' implementations.

- R. Niwa
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