Re: Non-constructible constructors and Arrays

On Fri, 9 Sep 2011, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> Somehow we also need to avoid the mistake of browsers releasing 
> unprefixed APIs which don't use constructors as they should. The touch 
> events spec is filled with silly document.createX functions that should 
> use constructors because Apple implemented it that way and without a 
> prefix. :(

Why would adding a constructor be prevented here? Surely so long as the 
experimental API doesn't _conflict_ with the final API, we're fine. 
Prefixes are only intended to prevent name conflicts; so long as spec 
editors vary the names when they vary the semantics, they're not really 
needed in practice.

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Received on Friday, 9 September 2011 19:45:41 UTC