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Re: ISSUE-178: Implementations and DOM Core allow empty string and null event types

From: Jacob Rossi <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2011 17:36:31 +0000
To: "annevk@opera.com" <annevk@opera.com>
CC: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D0BC8E77E79D9846B61A2432D1BA4EAE03416064@TK5EX14MBXC287.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
Hi Anne,

DOM L3 Events is not taking a normative dependency on WebIDL. However, DOM 3 Events has an informative appendix with its interfaces described in Web IDL. I just happened to use WebIDL terminology in this response to describe the issue. Sorry if this confused you.

-Jacob


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From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2011 10:14:51 +0200
To: "www-dom@w3.org" <www-dom@w3.org>, "Jacob Rossi" <Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <op.vzizu1x464w2qv@annevk-macbookpro.local>
On Mon, 01 Aug 2011 05:58:11 +0200, Jacob Rossi  
<Jacob.Rossi@microsoft.com> wrote:
> The greatest interop is that null and empty strings be allowed. Since no  
> browsers truly allow event.type to be nullable, we left the type  
> DOMString (in which case, "null" is the correct stringification, I  
> believe) and not DOMString? .

Does this mean DOM 3 Events is using Web IDL again?


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Anne van Kesteren
http://annevankesteren.nl/
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