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[Bug 20528] New: Definition of [[Prototype]] for the interface prototype object is confusing

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Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:02:08 +0000
To: public-script-coord@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-20528-3890@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=20528

            Bug ID: 20528
           Summary: Definition of [[Prototype]] for the interface
                    prototype object is confusing
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebIDL
          Assignee: cam@mcc.id.au
          Reporter: Ms2ger@gmail.com
        QA Contact: public-webapps-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-script-coord@w3.org

> The interface prototype object for a given interface A MUST have
> an internal [[Prototype]] property whose value is as follows:
>
> 1.  If A is declared with the [NamedPropertiesObject] extended
>     attribute, then the value of the internal [[Prototype]]
>     property of A is the named properties object for A, as defined
>     in section 4.4.4 below.
> 2.  Otherwise, if A is not declared to inherit from another
>     interface, then the value of the internal [[Prototype]]
>     property of A is the Array prototype object ([ECMA-262],
>     section 15.4.4) if the interface was declared with
>     [ArrayClass], or the Object prototype object otherwise
>     ([ECMA-262], section 15.2.4).
> 3.  Otherwise, the value of the internal [[Prototype]] property of
>     A is the interface prototype object for the inherited interface.

refers repeatedly to "the internal [[Prototype]] property of A", but A is an
interface.

IMO, it would make more sense to structure this part as:

> The interface prototype object for a given interface A MUST have
> an internal [[Prototype]] property whose value is returned by the
> following steps:
>
> 1.  If A is declared with the [NamedPropertiesObject] extended
>     attribute, return the named properties object for A, as
>     defined in section 4.4.4 below.
> 2.  ...
> 3.  ...

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