Re: Strict mode callbacks and setTimeout

On Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 2:58 PM, Boris Zbarsky <> wrote:

> On 7/6/11 5:48 PM, Mark S. Miller wrote:
>> Where is this requirement? (I'm not doubting it, just requesting a
>> pointer. Thanks.)
>**WebIDL/#es-operations<>(draft as of July 4, 2011) says:
>  The characteristics of such a corresponding property are as follows:
> ....
>    The value of the property is a Function object whose behavior is as
>    follows
> ....
>    1) Let O be the result of calling ToObject on the this value.
>    2) If O is not a platform object that implements interface I, throw
>       a TypeError.


    (1,setTimeout)(function(){'use strict'; alert('foo'); }, 0)

should throw a TypeError on all browsers. I think the bug is in this part of
WebIDL, but this something we could argue about. There is definitely a bug

Proposal: I think WebIDL should distinguish between methods sensitive to
their this-binding and functions which are not. I think setTimeout should be
classified as a function not sensitive to its this-binding.


Received on Wednesday, 6 July 2011 22:18:08 UTC