[webkit-help] WebKit version?

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Tue Dec 4 01:56:37 PST 2012

On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 1:32 AM, Arunprasad Rajkumar
<ararunprasad at gmail.com>wrote:

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

That's because it's not meaningful to do. When a vendor decides to release
a Web browser based on a particular revision of WebKit, the vendor normally
creates a branch at that revision and then merges regression, security, and
other important fixes into the branch. It could even revert a revision in
that branch. WebKit also has various build flags that allows vendors to
enable or disable features at compilation time. Because of these two
modifications vendors can make to WebKit, two Web browsers based on a
WebKit revision X where X is some integer can have different set of
features, bug fixes, and bugs.

- R. Niwa
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