[haiku-webkit-commits] Re: r535 - webkit/trunk/WebKit/haiku/WebCoreSupport

  • From: Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-webkit-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 19:07:23 -0400

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Ryan Leavengood <leavengood@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks for all that, which I'm sure was a pain. Someday web developers
> will learn to stop sniffing user agent strings. It isn't all that hard
> to test for compatibility in other ways...

Indeed, what I'd like to see is perhaps a new header wherein the
browser exports its capability list or something in that vein, and let
the user-agent actually be what it's supposed to be rather than piling
on tons of useless crap like "like Gecko", etc. Unfortunately that
would be an uphill battle owing to all the older browsers that
wouldn't have it :/ In any case, is there a general TODO list
available for Web+ somewhere besides open tickets? I'd imagine once
the Services Kit is done we can probably write our own native
networking backend that uses the http classes which that exports and
stop relying on libcurl, which might possibly help with things like
GMail, but what about general browser features? I can't promise how
much time I'll have to commit this month since we're in the middle of
beta/RC testing for our next rev of NSM at work, but hopefully in
August I'll have a bit of a break finally.

Regards,

Rene

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