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RE: Friction and cross pollination

From: Robert Leif <rleif@rleif.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 2011 21:44:28 -0400
To: "'Robin Berjon'" <robin@berjon.com>
Cc: "'Norman Walsh'" <ndw@nwalsh.com>, <public-html-xml@w3.org>
Message-ID: <094e01cc8492$a7967990$f6c36cb0$@rleif.com>
Hi Robin,
Many thanks. I plan to read WebIDL (Web IDL W3C Working Draft 27 September
2011). Please correct me, if I am wrong. It appears from the WebIDL document
that HTML5 uses WEBIDL.
Bob Leif

-----Original Message-----
From: Robin Berjon [mailto:robin@berjon.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2011 5:29 AM
To: rleif@rleif.com
Cc: 'Norman Walsh'; public-html-xml@w3.org
Subject: Re: Friction and cross pollination

Hi Bob,

On Oct 6, 2011, at 04:41 , Robert Leif wrote:
> The CORBA IDL part is a very useful means to distribute information. There
appears to be a CORBA XML binding.
> http://www.omg.org/technology/xml/. I believe that we might find help with
a solution. In the case of forms and similar items, the schema parser should
be able to determine the types of the elements and attributes. Could this
knowledge be used to create IDL?

I'm not sure which problem it is that you see OMG IDL as providing a
solution to, but I'll simply note that those who work on APIs in W3C have
actually moved away from OMG IDL and into WebIDL
(http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/). There have been discussions about
using it to describe RPC scenarios but so far those have involved
transmitting JSON rather than XML.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 01:45:08 UTC

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