Re: Using progress events for other purposes

On Tue, 18 Aug 2009, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Aug 2009 00:38:49 +0200, Ian Hickson <> wrote:
> > The Application Cache feature in HTML5 uses an event named 'progress' 
> > as part of the process, in a manner mostly unrelated to the rest of 
> > the progress events feature. It needs two values of context 
> > information (number of files being downloaded, number of files 
> > obtained so far). Should I just reuse the ProgressEvents interface? It 
> > seems that doing so is a violation of the Progress Events 
> > specification, but I don't see why it should be.
> If we extend the ProgressEvent interface in the future we'd have to 
> consider non-byte-length-based uses of it. Is that really a good idea? 
> (I suppose that could be a different interface that extends 
> ProgressEvent, but still.)

If implementors would rather I made up a new interface that was nearly 
identical to ProgressEvent and used that, I can do that too.

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Received on Wednesday, 19 August 2009 05:50:39 UTC