“The emperor wears no clothes…”
January 22nd, 2022
All those points apply to
:focus-visible. And yet it’s “sad that Apple needs to pass the hat.”
Chromium and Webkit are sharing the same glass house when it comes to passing the hat. I’d be wary of stone-throwing.
Let me be clearer: Igalia crowdfunding browser features is a Good Thing™. It gives the community decision power regarding the web platform’s direction. Browser vendors have their own priorities, which may or may not align with every developer’s needs
Browser vendors do their best to listen and gather feedback, but they can’t prioritize everything, and also have limited resources.
Where I agree with Alex is that Apple seems to have, in the last few years, underfunded the WebKit team, forcing them to focus on their essential priorities. I’m hoping that will change in the future.
The difference is catch-up vs. leadership. I’d much rather see Igalia’s considerable talents applied to helping us all improve in ways that aren’t just retreads (e.g., their awesome work on grid and mathml)
Got it. Kind of like how Chromium and Webkit are playing catch-up to Gecko’s leadership on subgrid. (Let me know if there’s a tip jar for that so I can toss in a coin or two.) adactio.com/notes/18780
Google and MSFT are doing the work on subgrid: bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/iss… Which was blocked on the GridNG impl. Code’s following, and yes, we will catch up and have the second impl. As we did with focus-visible, where gecko also led. WebKit, meanwhile…oof.