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Re: [WebIDL] Exceptions

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 04:04:05 +0000 (UTC)
To: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1107070359570.20871@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Wed, 6 Jul 2011, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> The thing I don't like about this proposal is that it encourages authors 
> to use "e instanceof IndexSizeError" or similar.  This will work 98% of 
> the time and then fail in an extremely mysterious way when multiple 
> globals are involved.  All you need is the exception to be thrown by 
> something in an iframe for whatever reason.

I'm also skeptical of this. The platform uses DOMException almost 
everywhere, and I really don't see what's wrong with that.

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