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Re: E4H compatible with string templates

From: Brendan Eich <brendan@secure.meer.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:16:17 -0700
Message-ID: <51426851.5010101@secure.meer.net>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Mike Samuel <mikesamuel@gmail.com>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>, Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Right, I keep forgetting (and apols to Hixie for assuming E4H used a 
full HTML parser).

However, for template strings the holes contain the results of 
evaluating arbitrary expressions. The html`...` handler would validate 
the results that fill each hole but only at runtime, of course.


Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Brendan Eich<brendan@secure.meer.net>  wrote:
>> Depending on what goes in the ${...} holes, though, the failure might
>> necessarily be runtime. Error is enough, and a sometimes-compile-time,
>> other-times-runtime error can be worse. In my experience, anyway.
> In Hixie's E4H proposal, the contents of the holes *never* causes an
> error.  You can only put a hole as an attribute value or element text
> contents (or just contents, if we also allow the hole's value to be
> DOM).  These can't ever fail - you'll just stringify (or append, if
> it's DOM).
> ~TJ
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