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API-Doc: Update of the WebIDL Spec

From: Florian Stegmaier <stegmai@dimis.fim.uni-passau.de>
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 11:32:01 +0200
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Dear all,

since you are working in the F2F at the moment on the API document, please keep in mind to update the WebIDL specification. The following three updates _have_ to be reflected in order to have a transferable specification:

a) inserting a qualified name [1]
b) Typos with Float - in WebIDL it is typed float
c) Problem with datatype "Date" - the WebIDL spec does not have this type yet, see editorial note [2]

Please find the proper .idl file attached to this mail.

If you have questions for these issues, i can dial in also after lunch.


[1] (excpert of webidl spec) Every module, interface, exception and typedef also has a qualified name, determined as follows:

	• If the definition is declared at the outermost scope, then the qualified name of the definition is two consecutive U+003A COLON (":") characters followed by the identifier of the definition.
	• Otherwise, the definition is not declared at the outermost scope. The qualified name of the definition is the qualified name of the definition’s enclosing module followed by two consecutive U+003A COLON (":") characters followed by the identifier of the definition.
[2] Editorial note
HTML 5 uses Date, so we'll need to decide what to do with that.

Current thoughts are to be able to state that an interface has a custom mapping to language bindings, and to map that type to a Date in ECMAScript and a java.util.Date in Java.

Dipl. Inf. Florian Stegmaier
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