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Re: typeof document.all

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.org>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:11:08 -0700
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A51A6E83-BE5F-4C11-8589-7FF4CCC821D1@mozilla.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Oct 15, 2009, at 5:55 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, Brendan Eich wrote:
>> Please open your eyes to this relevant factoid, and take it into  
>> account
>> in where you work to specify fully, since you cannot specify  
>> everything
>> that might matter fully in any bounded amount of time, and you agree
>> that things like GC cycles are more important and currently
>> underserved..
> I've spent far more time specifying GC stuff than document.all.

Ok, but not the cycle issues.

> Actually I
> spent very little time (an afternoon?) specifying document.all to the
> point where I was happy that it was fully specified and compatible  
> with
> legacy content. It wasn't that difficult.

I didn't think so, but it's not necessary to overspecify for interop  
today. Let's not go in circles: my point is not to optimize only  
*your* time, but everyone currently thrashing document.all here, in  
public-script-coord, and on es-discuss. We are very far from done with  
some "value types" solution in ES-Harmony.

Received on Friday, 16 October 2009 01:12:18 UTC

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