[webkit-dev] Feedback on Blink's text fragment directive proposal
bokan at chromium.org
Thu Nov 5 11:55:26 PST 2020
Thanks Maciej, that's helpful feedback. I'll work on the spec text to
clarify all these cases and circle back when that's done.
On Sun, Nov 1, 2020 at 8:24 PM Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2020, at 1:40 PM, David Bokan <bokan at chromium.org> wrote:
> Hi Ryosuke,
> Would just like to clarify one point.
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 12:42 PM David Bokan <bokan at chromium.org> wrote:
>> [Sorry, meant to reply-all]
>> On Fri, Sep 25, 2020 at 1:25 AM Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 8:19 AM David Bokan <bokan at chromium.org> wrote:
>>>> Can you clarify what question you’re looking to have answered? Are you
>>>>> asking for a new standards position in light of the replies below?
>>>> There are two specific points:
>>>> - As I understand it, HTML requires multi-vendor interest to merge
>>>> changes to specs. Is Apple's position sufficient to start that process? I'd
>>>> be happy to start turning the spec into PRs but I interpreted the earlier
>>>> position in this thread more as "not-opposed" rather than support (is that
>>>> a fair reading?)
>>> Given we're concerned about compatibility and this affects how URL,
>>> which is a pretty fundamental part of the Web, is interpreted, it's fair to
>>> say we're not ready to endorse such a motion.
> The change we've proposed and implemented in Chrome doesn't touch anything
> in the URL spec or handling; it's entirely an extension to fragment
> processing in HTML documents only. If this were implemented in WebKit and
> Gecko I think that'd address any compat issues? If you don't agree, could
> you clarify what you see as the main compat risk?
> It looks like the current spec does not affect URL per se, but does have
> this remark re the fragment directive: "It is reserved for UA instructions,
> such as text=, and is stripped from the URL during loading so that author
> scripts can’t directly interact with it.” <
> The is not specified precisely enough for interop. What does it mean to
> strop the fragment directive from the UR? When during loading does this
> Section 3.3.1 is more specific <
> in that it monkeypatches the HTML create and initialize a Document object
> clear what happens to other ways the UA exposes the URL, such as in the
> location field, or if the page is bookmarked or shared.
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