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Re: [WebIDL] ES3.1 'flexible' attribute and 'delete' semantics

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 14:56:27 +1000
To: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20080813045627.GB6368@arc.mcc.id.au>

Hello all.

Allen Wirfs-Brock:
>> I don't necessarily disagree with Maciej concerning worrying about  
>> "flexible" right now.  However, there is now a very good chance that a 
>> incremental revisions to the ECMAScript specification will be  
>> completed and approved within the next 12 month.  That revision is  
>> likely change some of the ECMAScript specification devices that are  
>> currently referenced from the WebIDL document.  I don't know what your 
>> timeframe for completion is, but it seems like it might make sense to 
>> maintain some visibility of how the ECMAScript spec. is evolving and 
>> how that might impact your spec. If there is interest, I can prepare 
>> some feedback on your current draft that identifies areas that are like 
>> to become problematic.

Does it make sense to have separate language bindings for ES3 and ES3.1?
Is ES3.1 just ES3 with some small changes in requirements and

Maciej Stachowiak:
> I am in both the ECMAScript and Web API working groups. I'm willing to  
> act as liaison to inform Cameron of relevant ECMAScript updates, once  
> the new direction for ECMAScript is more clearly settled (which I  
> believe will be in a matter weeks or at most a few months).

Thanks, that would be useful.  I’ve been subscribed to the ES3.1 list
for only about a week now, but I haven’t really read up on what the
differences are.

> I agree that in general Web IDL should be written in reference to the  
> next rev of ECMAScript, I suggest only that we wait a bit until it is  
> more clear what the new spec formalisms will look like.

If we want to change the ECMAScript binding section of Web IDL to target
ES3.1, hopefully the terminology differences aren’t too much of a pain
to change.



Cameron McCormack ≝ http://mcc.id.au/
Received on Wednesday, 13 August 2008 04:57:21 UTC

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