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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: navigator.cores

From: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:00:42 -0700
Message-id: <D940A932-903D-4498-BEFD-A9060AAB9938@apple.com>
To: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Jul 2, 2014, at 6:31 AM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Since there are now 2 implementations, it should be added to the spec
> > instead of just being a wiki.
> 
> That depends on whether other vendors are objecting.
> 
> Looks like that is the case:
> https://groups.google.com/d/msg/mozilla.dev.platform/QnhfUVw9jCI/PEFuf5a_0YQJ
> 
> That thread concluded with a "let's see how this feature is going to be used before we commit".
> Blink and WebKit certainly are in favor. 


I'm not certain if that accurately reflects where the WebKit community stands.
There was a lot of contentious discussion on the webkit-dev thread [1] and Bugzilla [2]

I agree some people are in favor but I wouldn't say everyone is definitely in the favor.

Also, WebKit's implementation also caps the number of cores at eight
to mitigate some of the finger printing / privacy concerns raised.

[1] https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132588
[2] https://lists.webkit.org/pipermail/webkit-dev/2014-May/thread.html#26511

- R. Niwa
Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 16:01:13 UTC

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