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Re: [ambient light events LC] Feedback

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2012 12:04:10 -0800
Message-ID: <50D0CC3A.3000008@mit.edu>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
On 12/18/12 11:23 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> Anne pointed out in IRC that, when all the other values are strings,
> it is somewhat more convenient to have the "no value" value be a
> string as well, and the empty string is the obvious choice for that
> role.

Convenient for whom?

For the dictionary case, there is no extra convenience to it, in my 
opinion, over just having a null value allowed.

For the LightLevelEventInit case, if we need to be able to represent "no 
value" in that interface, then I agree that "" is probably the way to go 
there, since it means that JS can just operate on the value as a string 
without having to worry about the "no value" case.

Note that if desired you could till have the dictionary allow a nullable 
value so null/undefined work, and specify in prose that those are turned 
into the "no value" value of "" or whatever.  It seems to me this would 
be more JS-friendly.

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