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Re: Wrapped implementations of XHR in script

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2006 12:59:07 +0200
To: "Gorm Haug Eriksen" <gormer@opera.com>, "Subbu Allamaraju" <subbu.allamaraju@gmail.com>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.thcwstyv64w2qv@id-c0020.wanadoo.nl>

On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 11:31:37 +0200, Gorm Haug Eriksen <gormer@opera.com>  
> I think Allamarajus issue is valid. Having closely tied browser  
> specifications that are not implementable in the browser is questionable.

What do you mean with this?

> We should discuss further if the specification can be relaxed with  
> regards to property reading or if we should require that this  
> specification must be implementable in user side JavaScript.

The former doesn't really help interoperability, the latter has never been  
a goal.

> IMO using proprietary Firefox extensions is not really an option.  
> JavaScript already support 'watch', but I don't think this is widely  
> implemented (e.g. Opera doesn't support it).

ECMAScript 4 will also have support for getters and setters (hopefully  
compatible with what Firefox and Safari have today) which will most likely  
make this possible.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 13 October 2006 10:59:18 UTC

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