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Re: Numeric constants vs enumerated strings

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:15:02 +0100
Message-ID: <1329318902.17385.232.camel@altostratustier>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: public-script-coord@w3.org, Harald Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>, public-webapps@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
Le mercredi 15 février 2012 à 15:08 +0100, Anne van Kesteren a écrit :
> On Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:57:00 +0100, Harald Alvestrand  
> <harald@alvestrand.no> wrote:
> > *This is a call for help from the WEBRTC working group.
> > We are defining a new API
> > (http://dev.w3.org/2011/webrtc/editor/webrtc.html) <about:blank>which
> > has a number of cases where it needs to use arguments, or expose state
> > variables, that can take only a limited set of values.
> 
> Unless there are strong ties to certain legacy APIs I would suggest using  
> strings. They are easier for developers to author, easier for developers  
> to maintain, easier in the future to extend, and have practically no  
> drawbacks.

There are strong ties, in the sense that the said API would be exposing
a readyState property (similar to XMLHttpRequest, HTMLMedia, etc).

Dom
Received on Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:15:28 UTC

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