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Re: [websockets] Getting WebSockets API to Last Call

From: Marcos Caceres <marcosscaceres@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 20:30:31 +0200
Message-ID: <4E1B4147.6000903@gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org, ian@hixie.ch
On 7/11/11 8:23 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Jul 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Ian Hickson<ian@hixie.ch>  wrote:
>>> On Fri, 8 Jul 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On the other hand, we should [not] do things now that are likely to
>>>> create a more complicated or inconsistent platform in the future.
>>>
>>> I agree, indeed that's my main reason for not wanting to make objects
>>> inherit from EventTarget. :-)
>>
>> I think adding EventTarget to the chain is a simplification as it makes
>> that interface more consistent with the majority of other ones.
>
> I mean in general, on any interface.
>
> IMHO nothing should inherit from EventTarget. That some interfaces do in
> the specs today is a relatively new development and IMHO one that will
> complicate the platform in the future.

Interesting. How so? Do you have an example where inheriting from 
EventTarget has become an issue or is going to be an issue? I personally 
don't have a position on this, I'm just really interested because I had 
this come up in other (proprietary) contexts.

Kind regards,
Marcos
Received on Monday, 11 July 2011 18:31:10 GMT

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