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Re: Quick update on WebIDL "Level 1"

From: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Sat, 09 Jul 2016 17:01:42 +0200
To: public-webapps@w3.org
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On Fri, 08 Jul 2016 22:21:10 +0200, Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me> wrote:

> From: Travis Leithead [mailto:travis.leithead@microsoft.com]
>
>> The purpose of the “Level 1” document is to serve as a stable reference  
>> for W3C specs that link to WebIDL. It contains a subset of the WebIDL  
>> syntax that is considered stable (as verified by interoperable tests).  
>> Implementations should not use the Level 1 document as a guide, but  
>> instead track changes to the editors draft. We expect to follow-up  
>> Level 1 with a Level 2 as additional editor’s draft syntax and behavior  
>> stabilizes, are implemented as part of other specs, and shown to be  
>> interoperable.
>
> Why is it acceptable for specs to reference a version of Web IDL that  
> nobody should implement?

That's not what Travis describes. To restate his message above, the Level  
1 spec is "what people already implement". The Level 2 editor's draft is  
"what you should look at if you want to make a new implementation with all  
the new stuff - but be aware that some if it is up for debate and might  
change".

cheers

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