[webkit-help] WebKit version?

Arunprasad Rajkumar ararunprasad at gmail.com
Tue Dec 4 01:32:31 PST 2012

Hi Julien,

Thanks for your good explanation. But none of the ports providing SVN
version information in either UA (or) navigator object. Anyhow it is upto

Thanks & Kind Regards,

On 4 December 2012 10:53, Julien Chaffraix <julien.chaffraix at gmail.com>wrote:

> > Why WebKit doesn't have version other than safari version?
> There is a couple of misconception in this question:
> * "WebKit doesn't have a version"
> It does: we are using SVN revision numbers and this is the
> authoritative version WebKit developers are using.
> * "The only versioning is done by Safari"
> No, Safari was the first browser to introduce some versioning thus new
> browsers had to match to be compatible (e.g. in the user-agent
> string). All ports have to version their releases and thus indirectly
> WebKit.
> Now back to the 'why' part of your question: WebKit isn't a standalone
> project but has to be integrated in a browser or framework which does
> provide some versioning. Because this is done outside of WebKit by
> different teams with different schedule, it makes more sense to let
> the teams pick the versions independently and stick to the versioning
> SVN brings.
> Hope it helps,
> Julien

*Arunprasad Rajkumar*
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