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Re: [whatwg] Proposal: navigator.cores

From: Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:31:33 +0200
Message-ID: <CAGN7qDAwga17f1kE1_WtbbNDMCRot0nbdNVgPNT5gkg9coLeUg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@lists.whatwg.org>
On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa@apple.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> True. I just went over that thread again. Unfortunately this was a private
discussion.

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.
>

I thought that those concerns were addressed with the addition of a maximum
number of cores?


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

Yes, this is allowed per the spec already.

>
> [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
>
>
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