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Re: [websockets] Getting WebSockets API to Last Call

From: Olli Pettay <Olli.Pettay@helsinki.fi>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 21:35:22 +0300
Message-ID: <4E1B426A.40607@helsinki.fi>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Web Applications Working Group WG (public-webapps@w3.org)" <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 07/11/2011 09:23 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.


How will that complicate the platform in the future?




-Olli



>
>
>>>> It's a judgement call. I think we're just making different judgements
>>>> on how likely it is that we'll need to extend this in the future.
>>>
>>> So far I haven't seen any suggestions that would need a change to the
>>> constructor. We shouldn't try to solve problems we can't even imagine
>>> yet; how could we possibly evaluate our solutions?
>>
>> Can you list the reasons for why you don't think we will not need any of
>> the types listed in the following email:
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011AprJun/0732.html
>
> I addressed those in the e-mail you replied to earlier:
>
>     http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webapps/2011JulSep/0237.html
>
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