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Re: ISSUE-73: Are we going to support non-ECMAScript languages?

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 08:23:10 +1000
To: Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20060410222310.GA18384@port.mcc.id.au>

Maciej Stachowiak:
> I noted that the XMLHttpRequest property should be defined in the  
> ECMAScript bindings to also have the [[Construct]] internal property.  
> So you could write either what you said, or
> myXHR = new XMLHttpRequest();
> Which I think does add a new way to do it, but corresponds well to  
> the way constructor functions work for ECMAScript built-in classes  
> (they can all also be called as functions).

Mostly, but not always, resulting in some different functionality than
calling the constructor.  Opera does allow you to call XMLHttpRequest
as a function, which does the same thing as using it as a constructor.

+0, for the lack of a better way to construct the object (the cuteness
bothers me slightly).

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