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RE: WebIDL, optional attributes

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 14:55:06 +0200
To: Andrei Popescu <andreip@google.com>
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C2890AF7882@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi Andrei,

>>Yes, I will ask the question about it. Or, are you part of the WebApps
>>WG? In that case, perhaps you could bring up the issue with them?
Yes, I already drafted an email about it, but I am waiting for a conclusion of the discussion in this ML.

It would be interesting to know whether the existing implementations are in ES or Java?
ES Number is 64-bit anyway (so float and double have the same mapping there), but Java makes a distinction.
The question is:
Do we want 64-bit or 32-bit values for: latitude, longitude, altitude, accuracy, altitudeAccuracy, heading, speed?

If 32 bits are enough, then I would suggest updating geolocation.
If 64 bits are required, then WebIDL spec must be modified (I can send the proposal to WebApps after having the conclusion here).


Kind regards,

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-----Original Message-----
From: Andrei Popescu [mailto:andreip@google.com]
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 2:34 PM
To: Marcin Hanclik
Cc: Anne van Kesteren; public-geolocation
Subject: Re: WebIDL, optional attributes

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Marcin
Hanclik<Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, I will ask the question about it. Or, are you part of the WebApps
WG? In that case, perhaps you could bring up the issue with them?

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

Sure, I don't think it should prevent us from moving to last call.



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