[webkit-dev] Proposal: Remove Vibration API

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue May 9 12:25:15 PDT 2017

On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 11:39 AM, Joseph Pecoraro <pecoraro at apple.com> wrote:
> There is code in the tree for the Vibration API guarded by
> ENABLE(VIBRATION). I propose we remove it:
> <https://webkit.org/b/171766> Remove Vibration API
> There have been concerns that the Vibration API can be used for
> fingerprinting and has the potential for abuse by web content:
> <https://blog.lukaszolejnik.com/privacy-of-w3c-vibration-api/>
> <https://github.com/w3c/vibration/issues/2>
> Currently this feature is not enabled by any port, so it is unmaintained.
> Generally that would be enough to remove the code unless a port wishes to
> enable and maintain the feature.
> Does any port intend to enable and maintain this feature?

I think only EFL port used this feature so it's safe to remove it from
trunk now.

- R. Niwa

More information about the webkit-dev mailing list