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Re: [FileAPI] File.slice spec bug

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 02:22:25 -0700
Message-ID: <BANLkTi=+t1WYqSZoi669DNaKwSWokTA0nA@mail.gmail.com>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>
Cc: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>, public-webapps@w3.org
On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 2:16 AM, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com> wrote:
> On 04/14/2011 03:04 AM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>
>>> It would be nice to hear from someone at Opera about their willingness to
>>> commit to this change
>>> as well.
>
> As a general point we think that making breaking changes to APIs with
> multiple compatible implementations that are already shipping is a really
> bad idea. So let's try and make this a one off.
>
> That said, we will go along with the plan, but we can't commit to a timeline
> for releasing the changed version.

Thanks James!

I agree this is something we should really avoid. The best way I think
we can do that in the future is to prefix implementations until specs
are agreed to be in a more stable state. I certainly have had my fair
share in not doing so enough, so not trying to shift blame here.

/ Jonas
Received on Thursday, 14 April 2011 09:23:23 GMT

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