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Re: Iterator protocol for DOM objects with indexed getter

From: David Bruant <bruant.d@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:28:47 +0200
Message-ID: <5211E54F.7010109@gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
CC: "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
Le 19/08/2013 11:11, Anne van Kesteren a écrit :
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2013 at 12:44 PM, David Bruant <bruant.d@gmail.com> wrote:
>> [...]
> I don't understand this thread. Yes, the specification needs updating.
> Yes, there's a open bug for that. Addressing bugs takes time. I don't
> think anyone has suggested that Gecko's experimental implementation
> has to remain forever.
It's in Firefox 23. If content starts using it, it may become a de facto 
standard. Thus de facto staying forever.
Object.prototype.watch seem to have been a fun experiment that wasn't 
suppose to remain forever. Oops [1] :-)

> In fact, Brendan Eich frequently mentions how
> those ES6 prototypes are experimental and will change.
Remember when CSS prefixes were supposed to be experimental and people 
were supposed to not use in it production?

Neither Brendan Eich, nor web browsers, nor standards decide what 
remains forever. Content does.

Not all people writing web content listen to Brendan Eich or even cares 
about what he says anyway.

"I don't understand this thread."
=> I was trying to understand if the feature was necessary for web 
compat. It is not. I'll ask for the feature to be hidden from the 
release channel until the spec is clarified.
Just trying to prevent de facto standards ahead of time and do things in 

Thanks for your clarifications,


[1] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=903332#c21
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