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Re: [dom3events] glossary - host language

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:22:15 +0200
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <chaals@opera.com>, "DOM mailing list" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.u0y3ndbe64w2qv@annevk-t60>
On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:16:03 +0200, Charles McCathieNevile  
<chaals@opera.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Sep 2009 16:51:48 +0200, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
> wrote:
>> Is host language really the right word? DOM Events is much more an API  
>> than a language I think so it would be more natural to speak of an API  
>> host or some such, if we need to have a concrete term for it at all.  
>> (For CORS I named it "CORS API specification".)
>
> Except that it often goes into a language, so I think the word is  
> reasonable... (i.e. not perfect, but good enough to avoid discussing  
> further). I don't think API is a particular improvement...

If DOM Events is the "origin language" as the specification suggests I  
think it is. Also considering XMLHttpRequest, Web Workers, Server-Sent  
Events, etc. are not in the business of defining languages and the HTML  
and SVG specifications both do define APIs I think it might be worthy of  
some more consideration.


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Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
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