Re: [WebIDL] Simplify callbacks

On Nov 9, 2011, at 16:18 , Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Nov 2011 13:37:16 -0700, Olli Pettay <> wrote:
>> On 11/08/2011 04:47 PM, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>>> It seems that all callbacks use handleEvent() and we cannot change that
>>> at this point I think.
>> MutationObserver proposal has handleMutations(),
>> animationframes has sample(), IndexedDB has transactionStarted() etc.
>> So, no, all the callbacks don't use handleEvent(), and that is actually bad name for APIs which aren't handling events but some other data.
> So some new APIs that can still be changed are not using handleEvent(). That does not seem like a good idea to me given everything else we have. That only a couple of new APIs are doing this (and Indexed DB only recently, TR/ does not have it) suggests someone has been shopping this idea around, but I do not think there is wide agreement for it.

Well, we discussed this last week and there was rather broad agreement that it was a good idea to enable sensible names... I don't want to rathole, but I'd rather not build a limitation to handleEvent() into WebIDL.

Robin Berjon - - @robinberjon

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