On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 8:04 PM, L. David Baron <dba...@dbaron.org> wrote:
> It feels like this bakes into the C++ language the idea that a
> machine only ever needs a single implementation of the web platform.
> I (and I think many others at Mozilla) think that users are better
> served by competition among implementations of the Web's technology,
> since it allows competition to better serve the interests of users
> and allows more flexibility in the evolution of the platform due to
> fewer mistakes getting quickly baked in to the platform by
> compatibility.
> This makes me think it's a bad idea to standardize a Web View API as
> part of C++.

Is having a Web View API fundamentally incompatible with there being
multiple implementations to select from?

Suppose the API had a mechanism to query a list of available
implementations, and you could specify which one to use when
instantiating a web view - would that address this concern?

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