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Re: DOM: Futures

From: Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:08:15 -0500
Message-ID: <CABirCh8gUAvN7phdNjn0byPW6c=ESVyD5x4CjM1i_P54E0ycpA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>wrote:

> The Future has arrived:
>   http://dom.spec.whatwg.org/#futures
> Thanks in particular to the https://github.com/slightlyoff/DOMFuture
> project for nailing down all of the details. If someone is interested
> in contributing examples the DOM Standard accepts pull requests
> https://github.com/whatwg/dom but you can also contact me directly if
> you think that would be easier.

What's the purpose of this?  We already have DOM Events for "a convenient
way to get access to the result of an operation".  I'm confused at this
suddenly appearing in the spec with, as far as I've seen, no discussion at
all on the www-dom, webapps or whatwg lists.

Glenn Maynard
Received on Thursday, 28 March 2013 19:08:43 UTC

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