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Re: Web IDL syntax

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 18:42:48 -0700
Cc: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-id: <1B544B26-CE28-44E6-9441-3FA4F385D406@apple.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Jun 30, 2009, at 4:51 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Robert Sayre wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 5:20 PM, Boris Zbarsky<bzbarsky@mit.edu>  
>> wrote:
>>> Cameron McCormack wrote:
>>>>
>>>>  * Renamed DOMString to string:
>>>>    http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#idl-string
>>
>> Yeah, I don't see much benefit to this.
>
> I agree; I think this is just going to cause confusion. The specs for
> years have referred to DOMString throughout.
>
> Personally if this stays I'll just put a typedef somewhere to define
> DOMString and not use the native "string" type directly.

WebKit doesn't have the same technical constraints as Mozilla, however  
this change doesn't really seem helpful and it would be annoying to  
have to replace all instances of DOMString in our existing IDL.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 01:43:30 GMT

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