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[Bug 11960] Consider making the global scope pollution by names/ids quirks-only

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--- Comment #13 from Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> 2011-03-29 01:12:09 UTC ---
> The impact of having names/ids in global scope is minimized by how they have
> the lowest precedence when JavaScript searches for a given API.  

As currently specified they have higher precedence than the normal idl-defined
stuff, if I read the spec correctly.  Of course not a single browser implements
that, and I doubt any ever will.

> But I'm certain we saw some that didn't (and thus, I would assume were
> broken in Gecko).

I would love to see some urls here.  We haven't had anyone report breakage
traceable to this issue in a _very_ long time.

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