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Re: DOMActivate vs. Click

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2009 21:52:09 -0600
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Jonathan Watt <jwatt@mozilla.com>, Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>, Jacob Rossi <t-jacobr@microsoft.com>, Travis Leithead <travil@microsoft.com>, "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, Andrew Sledd <Andrew.Sledd@ikivo.com>, Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>, Lee Martineau <lee.martineau@quickoffice.com>
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To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

On Jul 26, 2009, at 9:34 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:

>
> Maciej Stachowiak wrote (on 7/26/09 10:59 PM):
>
>> then WebKit will probably align with
>> the judgment of other browser engines on whether to keep them.
>
> Do you mean Safari, or WebKit?  I'd be interested to hear from  
> Google, KDE/Konqueror, and other folks who have browsers based on  
> WebKit.
>

I mean WebKit. As I said, I can't officially speak for the whole  
project. My sense is that project attitudes are mostly along the lines  
I described, though individual WebKit contributors, whether they work  
for Apple or not, may disagree on the particulars.

Generally, WebKit-based browsers strive to avoid differences that  
affect behavior of Web content. I expect Safari, Chrome, Epiphany,  
Arora, Midori, OmniWeb, iCab, S60 Browser, the Android browser, and  
other WebKit-based browsers to just follow mainline WebKit on this  
point. We tend to value consistency over minor differences of opinion  
on things like this. (Konqueror doesn't use WebKit, although the idea  
has been discussed).

For Safari, I can't make any specific commitments about future  
releases, though historically Safari has followed mainline WebKit  
behavior.

I hope this clarifies what I mean when I say the WebKit project would  
likely do one thing or another. If I'm ever giving a strong statement  
of project consensus, or an Apple corporate position, I'll try to make  
that clear. But usually I'm giving either personal technical views, or  
positions that I think will likely find rough consensus in the WebKit  
project.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Monday, 27 July 2009 03:52:57 GMT

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