WebAPI/2014-09-30

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WebAPI Meeting Details

  • Tuesday 2014-09-30 - 8:00 am Pacific
  • Dial-in: conference# 98413
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Notes below archived from etherpad: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/webapi-meetingnotes

Notes

  • The path to <webview>
    • Expose browser API to HTMLIFrameElement's prototype (bug 1044736)
    • Make some currently privileged browser API certified only?
    • we had a discussion about this and there were many questions about whether or not this is worth pursuing
    • Some background on the existing B2G browser situation: https://hacks.mozilla.org/2014/08/building-the-firefox-browser-for-firefox-os/
    • Kan-Ru: I recommend starting an email thread on dev-webapi about this
    • current <mozbrowser> is privileged API and we want to make changes to it that will only be useful for certified apps
      • Ehsan thinks it should be certified-only and that the current privileged exposure is a bug
    • having <webview> avoids overloading <iframe> and provides clarity
    • annevk brought up concerns around HTML parser and certified-only APIs
  • Fine-grained visibility API or display a static image when setVisible(false) (bug 1034001)
    • Ehsan brought up the tying of things (playing audio, screenshot, etc.) to the visibility state of the document and how desktop is different than what we do on B2G here
  • Session/State restore (bug 1033999)
    • low-level API + letting Gaia browser app do session restore
  • FileSystem and DeviceStorage on PBackground
    • ATM there is a DeviceStorage implementation of the FileSystem API which uses IPC for communication and all the work is done in an I/O thread
    • baku plans to implement the FileSystem API for a sandboxed filesystem
    • should the existing DeviceStorage implementation be rewritten to use PBackground?
    • yes, because FileSystem will be useful on workers
    • yes, because quotamanager itself will move to PBackground in the future (I think this is what Jan said)
    • yes, because FileSystem uses FileHandle which will also move to PBackground