[webkit-dev] Touch Bar Web API

Theresa O'Connor eoconnor at apple.com
Wed Oct 25 13:39:09 PDT 2017


Aishwarya wrote:

>> I am working on a Touch Bar Web API that would allow websites to
>> customize touch bar controls. There is currently no web standard for
>> an interface like the touch bar, so my plan is to experiment with
>> this feature and gather feedback that can inform a web standard.
>> We have a fairly solid plan for how we want to go forward with this.
>> We are planning to make use of the existent menu and menuitem tags to
>> define the touch bar and touch bar items, respectively. The menu will
>> be recognized as a touch bar menu if it has the type attribute
>> “touch-bar”, and its contents would be rendered in the touch bar.
>> I will be posting and landing patches under an experimental feature
>> flag. The umbrella bug on Bugzilla can be found here:
>> https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=178736 .

Anne replied:

> Heya, I'd appreciate it if you could give the HTML Standard community
> a heads up about using the "touch-bar" value.

We'll propose specific spec changes once we know what they'll be. The
work behind this flag is how we'll figure out what to ask for.


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