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[Bug 8491] Using "Window" for this interface is very unfortunate. That word is heavily overloaded and it is already "taken" by javascript. The API documentation here illustrates the issue: note the attribute 'window' of type WindowProxy. In all kinds of discussions

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Date: Mon, 14 Dec 2009 18:56:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8491


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX
            Summary|Using "Window" for this     |Using "Window" for this
                   |interface is very           |interface is very
                   |unfortunate. That word is   |unfortunate. That word is
                   |heavily overloaded and it is|heavily overloaded and it is
                   |already "taken" by          |already "taken" by
                   |javascript. The API         |javascript. The API
                   |documentation here          |documentation here
                   |illustrates the issue: note |illustrates the issue: note
                   |the attribute 'window' of   |the attribute 'window' of
                   |type WindowProxy. In all    |type WindowProxy. In all
                   |kinds of discussions        |kinds of discussions




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2009-12-14 18:56:33 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The term Window is used precisely _because_ it is "taken" by
JavaScript. It's the same use of the same term.


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