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Re: Javascript data types

From: PhistucK <phistuck@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:22:00 +0300
Message-ID: <CABc02_JBycCcQmmU_LhtuwEaUbaoJZo1TW_cEHRs_LLMR6_Ysw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Cc: "Rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com>, List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
This is a major obstacle at the moment (and has been since the beginning),
I do not think this should be a closed list. Any interface, prototype or
class can be a "javascript data type". We should not need to explicitly add
types, this does not scale and makes contributors needlessly dependent on
administrators in order to finish articles.
If it must be a closed list (or if it cannot be updated at real time) due
to a Wikimedia/Semantic Wiki limitation, then perhaps an automated script
that runs every night or every hour and updates this list according to all
of the API Interface (I am not sure regarding the name of the page
template, sorry) names.


On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:33 PM, Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com> wrote:

>  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?
>  J
>  [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
> @adobejulee
> julee@adobe.com
>   From: Rob^_^ <iecustomizer@hotmail.com>
> Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:35 AM
> To: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Subject: Javascript data types
> Resent-From: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org>
> Resent-Date: Monday, July 14, 2014 at 1:36 AM
>    Hi,
> 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.
> Comments/Advice?
> ...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’
> Regards.
Received on Monday, 14 July 2014 18:23:12 UTC

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