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Re: XMLHttpRequest.responseBlob

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:29:22 +0200
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Darin Fisher" <darin@chromium.org>, "Web Applications Working Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.vbta68f5idj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:00:02 +0200, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 27, 2010 at 12:12 AM, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>>>> I would rather keep consistency with the hundreds of other properties
>>>> that use lower case name, than the single one that use upper case.
>> I would rather have all attributes with the same name use the same case.
>>>> Add
>>>> to that the fact that Document.URL is fairly rarely used.
>> It's more used than referrer, lastModified, charset, characterSet,
>> defaultCharset, dir, head, embeds, plugins, links, scripts, innerHTML,
>> activeElement, designMode and commands on HTMLDocument according to  
>> google
>> code search.
> Why restrict yourself to the HTMLDocument interface?

Because I don't have time to research the whole Web platform, and I don't  
need to to make my point that document.URL isn't so rarely used as claimed.

> There are
> literally hundreds of properties in the DOM. Every single one uses a
> camelCase naming scheme for properties. Names starting with upper case
> is only used for "interface" names. Same thing with all javascript
> libraries that I can think of off the top of my head. And same thing
> with all built in properties defined in EMCAScript.
> The only exception that the web depends on is Document.URL.
> I don't think we can give a property an all uppercase name and claim
> that we're following any sort of established pattern.

Sure. I agree it doesn't follow the pattern. I still would rather have all  
attributes with the same name use the same case, since it's easier to  
remember as an author.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 27 April 2010 08:30:04 UTC

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