[Bug 12845] Disallow shadowing attributes


--- Comment #25 from Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au> 2011-06-09 00:07:41 UTC ---
One example of the kind of thing I was thinking about was how objects
stringify.  Now, this isn't directly applicable because this is done with
"stringifiers" in Web IDL as opposed to writing a toString operation, and
besides operations are different from attributes -- but I think it's an
analagous situation.

To me, Allen's general pattern of derived things doing additional work (like
logging) makes sense to allow.  So I think we want to "allow these sort of spec
bugs" only if there could never be non-buggy reasons for shadowing.

All of this applies equally to operations too, right?

The examples from HTML5 are deliberate, as far as I know, and not accidental
shadowing.  Maybe Ian can say why it's preferable to have these properties on
HTMLElement rather than on the separate interfaces where they actually apply.

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