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Re: WebIDL

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 13:07:28 -0700
Cc: Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.com>, public-webapps@w3.org, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, es-discuss <es-discuss@mozilla.org>
Message-id: <AEC5B022-728D-4CB7-99AF-ACF8AA489201@apple.com>
To: Yehuda Katz <wycats@gmail.com>

On Sep 25, 2009, at 11:33 PM, Yehuda Katz wrote:
>
> WebIDL, taken as a whole, make it very difficult for someone new to
> the spec(s) to understand what's going on. I started, like a
> reasonable person, by looking at the Window object. When looking at
> it, I encountered a number of somewhat confusing constructs, like this
> one. It is possible to have a long conversation where all of the
> details are hashed out, but the reality is that the specs cannot be
> easily understood without such a hashing.

Window probably has more bizarre legacy behavior than any other  
interface. It's probably not the best starting point for understanding.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Saturday, 26 September 2009 20:08:08 GMT

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