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Re: Strategies for standardizing mistakes

From: Jim Blandy <jimb@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 17:04:20 -0700
Message-ID: <4AD66704.4010805@mozilla.com>
To: es-discuss Steen <es-discuss@mozilla.org>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "Mark S. Miller" <erights@google.com>, public-script-coord@w3.org, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
One could characterize the difference by saying that Mozilla has 
"reluctant properties" whereas WebKit has "reluctant values".  :)

In other words, in WebKit, 'document.all' has a value --- a value that 
can be assigned to other variables, stored in data structures, and so on 
without changing its behavior --- but which is hard to get a grip on.  
Whereas, in Mozilla, 'document' sort-of-has and sort-of-doesn't-have a 
property named 'all', depending on how you look at it.

It could just be organizational bias, but reluctant properties strike me 
as the more bounded form of insanity.
Received on Thursday, 15 October 2009 09:33:33 UTC

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