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Re: [comment] XMLHttpRequest Object - Address Extensibility

From: Brad Fults <bfults@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Apr 2006 22:58:34 -0700
Message-ID: <1959130b0604232258x6251a17m92fc43d370194f8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

On 4/23/06, Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:
> The case you've presented makes a number of assumptions, including that
> ...

Of course assumptions were made, but the point was that the
assumptions aren't at all far fetched and that the cases they cover
are not even in the minority. It's a series of problems that has
surfaced many times and will again given the same restrictions imposed
by the WG.

> ... You would make a better point if you
> could point out the features currently missing but likely to be im-
> plemented in virtually all browsers in the forseeable future.

That would be nice if that were possible.

On 4/23/06, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure what you mean by citing this example. I think it's actually a
> perfect example of why you'd want UA extensions prefixed. See for example:
>    https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93156#c0

That's an unfortunate ripple in that case. Most of what I said assumed
that one vendor implemented a feature in a certain way and the rest
implemented it in the same way (save for IE). In this case it seems
clear that the WG's job should be to specify the agreed upon behavior,
so the kind of problem mentioned in that bug wouldn't be addressed at

On 4/23/06, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> * Implementations SHOULD add new methods rather than changing return
> types, parameter types, number of required or optional parameters or
> behavior of existing methods (except where explicitly stated otherwise).
> * Implementations SHOULD add new attributes rather than changing the
> type, behavior or readonly status of existing attributes (except
> where explicitly stated otherwise).

Completely agreed. +1

Brad Fults
Received on Monday, 24 April 2006 05:58:47 UTC

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