Re: Non-constructible constructors and Arrays

On Fri, 09 Sep 2011 21:17:12 +0200, Brendan Eich <>  
> Isn't the problem not so much the lack of vendor prefixes, but the wrong  
> API design?
> IOW would a bunch of webkitCreate functions really make the current  
> situation better?
> In Ecma TC39 we do not vendor-prefix but we do try to get agreement on  
> design principles and particular straw proposal details, including  
> names, and then optimize for success.

How can we do that if the API is being developed in secret?

> My point is not so much to criticize vendor prefixing of JS APIs (I'll  
> save that for another message) as to observe that if we don't agree on  
> constructor pattern beating document.createX then vendor prefixing won't  
> help.

It at least more clearly indicates to authors it is proprietary.

Anne van Kesteren

Received on Saturday, 10 September 2011 21:51:24 UTC