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Re: Friction and cross pollination

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:47:21 +0200
Cc: "'Norman Walsh'" <ndw@nwalsh.com>, <public-html-xml@w3.org>
Message-Id: <8053E265-4C4F-40BD-B98C-18F132D9EF79@berjon.com>
To: <rleif@rleif.com>
On Oct 7, 2011, at 03:44 , Robert Leif wrote:
>  I plan to read WebIDL (Web IDL W3C Working Draft 27 September
> 2011)

That is how http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/ is labelled but it is in fact an editor's draft. That's the best version to read, but keep in mind that it is still in flux.

> Please correct me, if I am wrong. It appears from the WebIDL document
> that HTML5 uses WEBIDL.

Yes, every single specification in W3C being worked on today that defines an API does so using WebIDL. Its concepts are now core to the Web stack. A Best Practices document is also on its way, but we're very far from having usable content just yet: http://w3c-test.org/webapps/api-design/ (expect more after TPAC).

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 09:47:44 UTC

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