Hi folks,

I wanted to give an update on the "web_view" C++ standard library proposal.

I have relayed the feedback received on this thread on multiple
occasions, and our concerns about this proposal as a browser
implementer have been noted by the committee. However, the proposal
has been received positively by other participants of the committee,
including other browser vendors, and is continuing to be developed and
reviewed. While it's still at an early stage (still in front of the
Library Evolution Incubator group), it is being actively developed and
the proposed API is becoming more fleshed out.

Given that, would anyone be interested in reviewing the proposed API
and providing feedback on its design? I feel like the committee would
be receptive to constructive technical feedback, and as a group with
experience in developing embedding APIs, we are in a particularly good
position to provide such feedback.

The latest draft of the proposal can be found here:


On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:45 PM Botond Ballo <bba...@mozilla.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> With the proposal for a standard 2D graphics library now on ice [1],
> members of the C++ standards committee have been investigating
> alternative ways of giving C++ programmers a standard way to write
> graphical and interactive applications, in a way that leverages
> existing standards and imposes a lower workload on the committee.
> A recent proposal along these lines is for a standard embedding
> facility called "web_view", inspired by existing embedding APIs like
> Android's WebView:
> http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2018/p1108r0.html
> As we have some experience in the embedding space here at Mozilla, I
> was wondering if anyone had feedback on this embedding library
> proposal. This is an early-stage proposal, so high-level feedback on
> the design and overall approach is likely to be welcome.
> Thanks!
> Botond
> [1] 
> https://botondballo.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/trip-report-c-standards-meeting-in-rapperswil-june-2018/
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