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Web IDL in Last Call

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:40:34 +0200
To: public-device-apis@w3.org
Message-ID: <1310485241.2309.170.camel@altostratustier>
Hi,

The Web Apps Working Group has just released a Last Call Working Draft
of Web IDL:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-WebIDL-20110712/

As you may know, Web IDL is used by all of our APIs to define in
abstract terms the various interfaces, leaving the nitty gritty details
of their particular implementations in EcmaScript to the Web IDL
specification.

It is thus a very important specification; the Last Call review for that
document is open until Aug 23rd.

Note that this last call also brings a number of important changes [1],
a personal selection of which follows:
* dictionary to define ordered set of properties (think interfaces
without methods; typically used to define options objects)

* interfaces are no longer nullable by default (as I reported here
earlier)

* "partial interface" can be used to complete already defined interfaces
(this was done through [Supplemental] in some existing specs, but wasn't
part of Web IDL)

* Date is now an official IDL type

Dom

1. http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-WebIDL-20110712/#changes
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