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Re: Notes from our WebIDL + ES5 phone chat today...

From: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 12:33:39 -0700
Message-ID: <c9e12660910051233v2ad0a14ah9a75b57b6b48e794@mail.gmail.com>
To: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>, Travis Leithead <travil@microsoft.com>, Allen Wirfs-Brock <Allen.Wirfs-Brock@microsoft.com>, "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 12:54 AM, Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> wrote:
> Garrett Smith:
>> > CM: users would like the ability to override a mixin in once place (e.g.,
>> > EventTarget)
>>
>> What does this mean?
>
> Being able to do
>
>  EventTarget.prototype.addEventListener = …
>
> instead of doing it on every mixin prototype object, which is how it
> would need to be done as currently specified.
>

I see. Why is that a problem?

>> > TL: IE8 spread the mixins out over the affected objects (duplicating their
>> > definitions)
>>

I realize that "TL" walked out after stating " IE8 has no equivalent
"EventTarget" object in JavaScript."  What TL stated (no EventTarget
in IE) is actually a bit of a sore spot for programs to deal with.
Can this be helped at all?

What has Microsoft considered to address this lack of EventTarget?
What cooperation could Microsoft expect from the other w3c payers?

Garrett
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 19:34:14 UTC

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