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Re: WebIDL

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 16:58:02 -0700
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-webapps@w3.org, es-discuss <es-discuss@mozilla.org>, Brendan Eich <brendan@mozilla.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-id: <48E1E16A-DEDE-46AF-8430-88F64F32E063@apple.com>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>

On Sep 26, 2009, at 3:30 PM, Cameron McCormack wrote:

> Yehuda Katz:
>>> Ha. Maybe it would be worth putting a note in HTML5.  
>>> "[Replaceable] is
>>> a quirk of history. Do not over-attend to it".
> Ian Hickson:
>> If we start calling out all the quirks of history in HTML5, we'd  
>> probably
>> end up doubling the size of the spec.
> OTOH calling out features in Web IDL that exist solely for quirky
> compatibility reasons, that would help to discourage their use in  
> other
> specs.

Calling these cases out in Web IDL (as opposed to HTML5) seems like a  
good idea.

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