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RE: WebIDL, optional attributes

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:31:17 +0200
To: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890AF787D@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi Andrei,

WebIDL seems to be the normative format for Geolocation API:

"Implementations that use ECMAScript to implement the APIs defined in this specification must implement them in a manner consistent with the ECMAScript Bindings defined in the Web IDL specification, as this specification uses that specification's terminology. [WEBIDL]"

and "double" is not in WebIDL.
WebIDL is also still a WD and I assume there could be a discussion in the WebApps WG about "float" and "double".
I hope both groups will come to a conclusion promptly.

WRT moving to LC I assume the "double" issue shall be clarified during the LC at the latest.


Kind regards,

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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrei Popescu [mailto:andreip@google.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:06 PM
To: Anne van Kesteren
Cc: Marcin Hanclik; public-geolocation
Subject: Re: WebIDL, optional attributes

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Anne van Kesteren<annevk@opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:42:07 +0200, Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com> wrote:
>> I guess using a float is also fine since WebIDL says it maps to Number
>> in ECMAScript. But why doesn't WebIDL allow double? Numbers in
>> ECMASctipt are doubles...
> Not sure, maybe OMG IDL did it this way and heycam did not think about changing it.

Hmm, I just checked and, funny enough, OMG IDL does have double...



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