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Re: [IndexedDB] ReSpec.js changes appears to have broken the IndexedDB spec

From: Robin Berjon <robin@robineko.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:28:34 +0800
Cc: Webapps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1FB50F88-1911-4F4A-9329-A6A896006B76@robineko.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Hi Jonas,

On Mar 22, 2012, at 03:41 , Jonas Sicking wrote:
> It appears that something has changed in respec which causes IndexedDB
> to no longer show the "Exceptions" section for all functions and
> attributes. IndexedDB relies on the text in the Exceptions section to
> define a lot of normative requirements which means that the spec
> currently is very ambiguous in many areas.
> 
> Robin, was this an intentional change in respec? Is there an old
> version of the script anywhere that we can link to?

Yes, this was announced to spec-prod (but presumably not everyone reads that...):

    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/spec-prod/2012JanMar/0018.html

The problem is basically that "raises" is no longer in WebIDL so I had to eventually pull it too lest I generate invalid WebIDL.

There isn't an old version but since this is CVS presumably there's some kind of arcane syntax that makes it possible to get it. Perhaps more usefully, I'd be happy to figure out a way to still express that information but without ties to deprecated WebIDL constructs (preferably requiring minimal spec changes).

Sorry about that, I was hoping that people would either a) have moved on from old WebIDL syntax, b) see the announcement on spec-prod, or c) notice the change and scream immediately. Suggestions for a better protocol to handle this sort of change (it's the first of its kind, but possibly not the last) are much welcome.

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