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Re: RTCStatsType value for datachannel stata

From: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:34:57 -0800
Message-ID: <CABkgnnWzBnUZ7aD7tUuhKkp205aZZieszKFK0uPV7weo7ZU+Mw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Cullen Jennings (fluffy)" <fluffy@cisco.com>
Cc: Jan-Ivar Bruaroey <jib@mozilla.com>, Harald Tveit Alvestrand <harald@alvestrand.no>, "public-webrtc@w3.org" <public-webrtc@w3.org>
On 15 January 2015 at 15:29, Cullen Jennings (fluffy) <fluffy@cisco.com> wrote:
>
>> On Jan 15, 2015, at 4:15 PM, Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 15 January 2015 at 13:06, Jan-Ivar Bruaroey <jib@mozilla.com> wrote:
>>> On 1/15/15 1:54 PM, Cullen Jennings (fluffy) wrote:
>>>> On a related topic to this, I think we should change this from an enum to
>>>> a string because of the issues where we can't extent an enum in webIDL
>>>
>>> I believe we're only in trouble if we take RTCStatsType as input somewhere,
>>> I don't think we do.
>>
>> Yes.  The hack for constraints was necessary to allow applications to
>> provide input values that the browser wasn't ready for yet in specific
>> contexts.  There, we didn't want the browser to fail immediately
>> because the values there are sort-of-guidelines.  RTCStatsType is pure
>> output, so no issue there.
>
> Agree with that but I'm unaware of the WebIDL to extend an existing enum when someone defines a new output type in a new spec a few years from now.  Particularly when multiple specs extend the same enum.

I think that you can just say "these strings are added to enum X".
And not worry about getting fancy.  Do that a few times and Cameron
will eventually fix WebIDL for you.
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