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Re: Additional notes from last Thursday's meeting

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:18:10 -0700
Message-ID: <63df84f0910051218s69493f60w85ff74dd7782dfe1@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>, public-script-coord@w3.org
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 3:52 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:46:13 +0200, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:
>>
>>  * Nobody liked ‘caller’ operations, and some wanted to remove it from
>>    from normative requirements altogether.  The IE team would like to
>>    remove support for callable collection objects at some point in the
>>    future, and the worry is that codifying this as required behaviour
>>    would make that much harder.
>
> Did they mention whether they wanted to remove it all their rendering modes
> or just the latest? If they truly remove it everywhere I suppose that might
> give us some options in the long run, but if it is behind a versioning
> switch that will not help the other browsers that are not interested in
> implementing such a switch.

Note that Firefox has never supported this syntax, and we haven't had
any significant compatibility issues because of this. In fact, I've
never seen a bug filed on this, although it's quite possible that they
are out there.

So my proposal is to leave this out of WebIDL entirely. Specs that
really want to use callable syntax could use prose IMHO.

/ Jonas

/ Jonas
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 19:19:05 UTC

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