Re: Web IDL syntax

Boris Zbarsky:
> Are we going to rewrite the existing DOM spec idl to the new syntax as  
> needed (e.g getElementsByTagNameNS)?

I do think somebody needs to do that.  I don’t think it’s sufficient
(even before this syntax change) to just rely on interepreting the OMG
IDL published in DOM Core as Web IDL.  At the least, [PrototypeRoot]
needs to be specified on the Node interface, so that ECMAScript
prototype chains for, say, HTMLAElement are set up appropriately.

I know that Simon Pieters is working on Web DOM Core but I am not sure when that
will be done.  It also won’t include everything from DOM 3 Core.

I think it might be useful for someone to just publish versions of
existing DOM specs’ IDL as Web IDL.  I’m willing to help with that.

Cameron McCormack ≝

Received on Wednesday, 1 July 2009 02:24:28 UTC