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Re: XMLHttpRequest test suite suggestion

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 22:39:27 +0100
Message-ID: <008e01c6de8f$94163210$0302a8c0@Sniff>
To: "Web APIs WG \(public\)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

"Boris Zbarsky" <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
> To repeat it a third time.  If do something along the lines of:
> var func = window1.XMLHttpRequest;
> var req = new (func.apply(window2)();
> or some such, which is the "window from which you use the constructor"? 
> window1 or window2?
> If what I said is not possible to do, I'm happy, but then I'd like to be 
> pointed to the part of the ECMA spec that says so; I haven't been able to 
> find it.

It's a host object the apply is undefined in ECMA, so I see no reason for 
the WEB API's WG to define it more than ECMA does.

I would encourage you to simply not support apply on such host objects, it's 
far the easiest solution, and avoids the problem you have..

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