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RE: Java bindings generated from Web IDL

From: Marcin Hanclik <Marcin.Hanclik@access-company.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 2009 22:18:37 +0100
To: Shiki Okasaka <shiki@google.com>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
Message-ID: <FAA1D89C5BAF1142A74AF116630A9F2C289432A287@OBEEX01.obe.access-company.com>
Hi Shiki,

I have briefly reviewed the outputs and found out that the [Optional] extended attribute is not handled [correctly?] (seems to be simply skipped) by your parser.
"[Optional]" has been replaced by "optional" in WebIDL and FileAPI uses the old style; this results in some methods not to be overloaded, e.g. readAsText() is not overloaded in .java files.
So I assume that actually FileAPI has to be fixed and not your parser.

From: public-script-coord-request@w3.org [public-script-coord-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Shiki Okasaka [shiki@google.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 2009 7:16 AM
To: public-script-coord@w3.org
Subject: Java bindings generated from Web IDL

FYI, I've updated esidl Web IDL compiler to support Java in addition to C++.

The Java files generated from Web IDL files are available at,


The Web IDL files used for this are based on the following files and drafts:

* Cameron's Web IDL-ized DOM Core, Events, etc.
* CSSOM View
* File API
* XMLHttpRequest Level 2

To make generated Java files mostly compatible with existing Java DOM
bindings, I've manually added module names like 'html' to the IDL
files for now. It's likely to be unnecessary in the future, though

To use esidl, please install bison, yacc, and ant, then follow the steps below:

$ mkdir esidl
$ svn checkout http://es-operating-system.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/esidl src
$ mkdir obj
$ cd obj
$ ../src/configure
$ make
$ cd java
$ ant

This leaves .java and .class files under esidl/obj/java/org/w3c/.

Hopefully this will also help spec editors to check their Web IDL
definitions and keep them usable from Java. I'd appreciate any

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 - Shiki


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