[webkit-help] Regarding Writing about WebKit's Architecture for Research Paper
benjamin at webkit.org
Tue Apr 14 12:59:06 PDT 2015
On 4/14/15 1:44 AM, Alex Xandra Albert Sim wrote:
> I am a newbie researcher interested in writing a research paper about
> browser engine's architecture. There's already papers written about
> this, for example:
You will also find this article which is frequently referenced when
talking about browser architecture:
> but it's for older browsers. I am planning on writing papers for a more
> modern architecture like the current (and next) Webkit, Servo, etc. As I
> understand by searching from this and other mailing list, Webkit have no
> documented architecture other than the code (CMIIW).
That is right.
The architecture of WebKit evolves constantly. Documentation ends up
going stale quickly and becomes misleading.
For documentation, the project as a whole aims as using self-documenting
code and self-contained modules instead of prose.
> My question is, is it ok if I write one paper regarding this,
> documenting WebKit's architecture in the process? And if it is OK,
> should I ask question about the architecture here or on webkit-dev when
> I have question?
You are absolutely welcome to study WebKit and write a paper. Several
researchers are working on various part of WebKit and they are doing
some amazing work.
If you have technical questions, you can try webkit-dev.
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