[webkit-dev] Single-page apps without Javascript W3C proposal interest?

Benjamin Poulain benjamin at webkit.org
Fri Mar 27 11:02:08 PDT 2015

IMHO JavaScript is a better solution for this. Instead of baking a 
custom solution into the engine that solve a single use case, we have a 
fast lightweight language that let you solve any use cases you have.

Did any vendor actually respond positively to the whatwg proposal?


On 3/27/15 12:49 AM, Bobby Mozumder wrote:
> Hi,
> I submitted a proposal to W3C & WHATWG to enhance HTML to support
> single-page apps without using Javascript:
> https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-whatwg-archive/2015Mar/0071.html
> And here’s a document on Github that’s clearer than that email:
> https://github.com/mozumder/html6
> This proposal somehow went viral:
> http://www.infoworld.com/article/2901436/internet/faster-web-page-loading-without-javascript.html
>   (includes an analyst quote)
> http://sdtimes.com/w3c-member-proposes-single-page-apps-without-javascript-in-html6/
>   (been a top trending story for the last week)
> http://blog.smartbear.com/web-development/html6-apis-as-natural-friends/
> http://jaxenter.com/html6-proposal-for-single-page-apps-without-javascript-causes-scandal-115919.html
> and lots more, in different languages around the world. If you search
> “html6” on Twitter, you’ll see. There are hundreds or thousands of
> shares, upvotes, comments, etc.
> So it looks like a lot of people want something like this to happen.  I
> believe it represents web developers’ dissatisfaction in having to use
> these Javascript frameworks to do something basic that should have been
> a part of the HTML spec, that is, dynamic loading of content.  I put
> this proposal out there as a result of my own frustrations with these
> frameworks being constantly redesigned.
> I’m checking if there’s any interest from the Webkit team on this?  I’m
> trying to plan the next steps and probably wouldn’t proceed without at
> least some sort of interest or guidance from the browser vendors.
>   (maybe this is technically impossible, etc..) Next steps would
> probably include working on a full spec, and possibly implementation.  I
> have built WebKit nightly before, but haven’t modified any of its code,
> and I suspect something like this would be way beyond me time-wise to
> fully implement myself, but if there’s interest, I could possibly figure
> out some options.
> Anyways do let me know of any interest.
> -bobby
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