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Re: Web IDL syntax

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2009 15:40:00 +0200
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <6ABA6E7C-2EC5-40F6-9888-543B45C79F7B@berjon.com>
To: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Hi Cameron,

On Jun 19, 2009, at 06:54 , Cameron McCormack wrote:
> Iím thinking about removing some of the extended attributes in Web IDL
> and replacing them with non-extension syntax in the language.
> Originally, I had a goal of keeping compatibility with OMG IDL,  
> which is
> why many features currently require extended attributes.

Not only do I think that compatibility with OMG IDL isn't useful, I  
also don't think that WebIDL is currently compatible ó or at the very  
that as written it enforces the creation WebIDL documents that are  
also well-formed OMG IDLs. One example is case-sensitivity: OMG IDL is  
case-preserving but compares identifiers in a case-insensitive manner  
(and I forget the scope of the comparison, but I think it's per  
*module*); that's one of the reasons why some of the SVG IDLs  
originally claimed conformance to nothing.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
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