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Re: [IndexedDB] Problems unprefixing IndexedDB

From: Odin Hørthe Omdal <odinho@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2012 15:10:04 +0200
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.wiryu2gx49xobu@odinho-fido.oslo.osa>
On Thu, 09 Aug 2012 02:28:38 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Wed, 8 Aug 2012, Kyle Huey wrote:
>> PS. We're also going to run into this in the future with any other
>> prefixed DOM APIs we add to the global, probably even if we don't tell
>> people to do it wrong in our tutorials.  This behavior is a pretty
>> massive footgun.
> Not prefixing, and instead having spec authors make sure that what they
> spec is compatible with what has shipped (at the very least by changing
> names when they change semantics), is of course the right solution here.

Yes, and also shipping very experimental stuff under a settings helps it  
being easy to change semantics even with the same name.

We will get this specific IDB problem too, and we don't have a prefixed  
name to fall back on (although I saw one blog preemptively put an  
OIndexedDB in there (which warms my heart)), I'd like to try to keep it  
as-is and evangelize in this instance, although I won't be hard to  
convince based on what others do.

Odin Hørthe Omdal (Velmont/odinho) · Core, Opera Software, http://opera.com
Received on Thursday, 9 August 2012 13:10:35 UTC

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