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Re: Javascript data types

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:33:53 +0000
To: Rob^_^ <iecustomizer@hotmail.com>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CFE9615A.DDA69%julee@adobe.com>
Hi, Rob!

There is a Range object in the spec.[1] So I would add it. But where? I noticed the ES6 draft separates out the language & specification types.[2]

Maybe we should have a separate type section for specifications?

What do others think?


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-2-Traversal-Range/ecma-script-binding.html

[2] https://people.mozilla.org/~jorendorff/es6-draft.html (see table of contents)

Julee Burdekin
Content Strategist
Adobe Web Platform

From: Rob^_^ <iecustomizer@hotmail.com<mailto:iecustomizer@hotmail.com>>
Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:35 AM
To: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Subject: Javascript data types
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Resent-Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:36 AM


re: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/dom/Range/cloneRange

as Range and RangeError are not in the list at http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Property:Javascript_data_type

I end up with a nonsense Return Value description....

“Returns an object of type Object”
[object Range]

I am pressed for time, so I have flagged the item as almost ready.... awaiting Range object to js data-types.


...seems to me that the js object types should be open to editor discretion as ‘objects’ can be anything one wants....

var WPO={‘toString’:function(){return ‘[object WPO]’;}}

there are ‘core’ data-types... number, date, boolean, string, regex and Array, but what were once ‘object’ can now be [object Anything]

eg. var test=2; typeof test returns ‘number’

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