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Re: [whatwg] WebIDL and HTML5

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2008 20:39:22 -0400
Message-ID: <48B5F3BA.5070906@mit.edu>
To: Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
CC: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> See long post with an analysis of the exact OMG IDL meaning of the 
> DOMString type (which is NOT quite the same as ECMAScript string, note).

I should note that there is one thing adding to the confusion.  The use 
of String in the ECMAScript language bindings for the DOM.  If one takes 
this to mean the ECMAScript String built-in type, this is not consistent 
with the value type semantics DOMString has.  The inconsistency can 
probably be resolved in a number of ways, including modifying the 
definition of DOMString, declaring that the ECMAScript binding of 
DOMString is a String object (result of new String(), not a String 
itself), or declaring that a DOMString can be either a String or null. 
This last is probably the most backwards-compatible.

Received on Thursday, 28 August 2008 00:40:05 UTC

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