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[Bug 10337] New: add [Supplemental] support

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Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2010 22:31:31 +0000
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-10337-2927@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

           Summary: add [Supplemental] support
           Product: WebAppsWG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: WebIDL
        AssignedTo: cam@mcc.id.au
        ReportedBy: ian@hixie.ch
         QAContact: member-webapi-cvs@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-webapps@w3.org

For specification process reasons, some interface  definitions don't get
organised the same way as we want from implementations. I've assumed that
[Supplemental] will exist, and used it as follows:

 - Setting [Supplemental, NoInterfaceObject] on an interface X with no 
   ancestor and then saying:
     Y implements X;
   ...implies that the members in X are imported into Y as if the 
   definition of Y always had X in it.

 - Setting [Supplemental, NoInterfaceObject] on an interface X that 
   inherits from Y implies that there are objects called Y that have all 
   the members of X and Y with X not appearing on the prototype chain.

 - Setting [Supplemental] on an interface that has the same name as an 
   interface definition without [Supplemental].

The distinction between these cases is that I have three different cases 
where I need to do this. One is where I have some objects, e.g. Window, 
that are made up of APIs defined in other specs, and those APIs are also 
used by other interfaces. So I define Window, and then other specs slide 
stuff into Window, and slide stuff into other interfaces (like Worker- 
related ones). Another is WorkerGlobalScope, which I want to be the name 
of the interface implementing the global scope for workers, but there are 
two types of workers, and they have slightly different interfaces. And the 
third is the deprecated interfaces, where one interface, e.g. 
HTMLAnchorElement, is defined in two places.

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