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More dictionaries changes? (was: [Bug 12248] Make objects first-class API citizens)

From: Dominique Hazael-Massieux <dom@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 13:19:41 +0200
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Cc: public-script-coord@w3.org
Message-ID: <1306840788.2519.155.camel@altostratustier>
Le mardi 31 mai 2011 à 02:42 +0000, bugzilla@jessica.w3.org a écrit :
> --- Comment #42 from Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> 2011-05-31 02:42:02 UTC ---
> I've added the comment 40 proposal to the spec and allowed default values to be
> specified for dictionary members:
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#idl-dictionaries
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#idl-dictionary
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebIDL/#es-dictionary

A few more changes that I think are needed:
* in 3.3.3, "The identifier of an argument is given by the identifier
terminal in the Argument, and the type of the argument is given by the
Type. If the Type is a scoped name, then it MUST resolve [...] to an
interface or typedef." this should reference also dictionaries

* likewise, I think 3.8.15 should reference dictionaries as possible
resolution of type names

* in 3.4, "Dictionaries MUST NOT be used as the type of an attribute,
constant or exception field"
- Can dictionaries be used as the type of a dictionary member?
- Can I use arrays of dictionaries in either of these positions?
- Is it that Dictionary can only be used as part of operation arguments
(and if so, shouldn't it be stated as such)?

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