Re: [whatwg] Proposal: navigator.cores

On Jul 2, 2014, at 6:31 AM, Rik Cabanier <> wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 8:58 AM, Rik Cabanier <> 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:
> 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.


- R. Niwa

Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 16:01:13 UTC