[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 15788] New: Eliminate ContextMenuClient::searchWithGoogle()

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Thu Nov 1 16:38:59 PDT 2007


           Summary: Eliminate ContextMenuClient::searchWithGoogle()
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 523.x+ (nightly)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: New Bugs
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: alp at atoker.com

(1) Current builds of WebKit will probably be in use decades from now. Search
engines come and go. Any search product that is hard-coded into the API will
soon become an anachronism.

(2) Seeing a competitor's name in the code base can be a turn off for search
engine vendors looking to contribute to or embed WebKit.

(3) Google's search product is not the first choice in some parts of the world.

Given these points, ContextMenuClient::searchWithGoogle() should probably be

If Google is paying for the product placement, it should probably be
implemented at a higher level in Safari, not in ContextMenuClient.

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