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questions: partial interfaces, text for WebIDL Constructor

From: Dan Burnett <dburnett@voxeo.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2011 16:17:53 -0400
Message-Id: <5C49AC25-6B91-4F28-ADED-4CA3F03AE8CB@voxeo.com>
To: spec-prod@w3.org
Hi.  I'm a new user of ReSpec.js, having started with it last week as the framework for the WebRTC specification.  I've run into a couple of WebIDL items I can't seem to figure out and wondered if anyone on this list might be able to help.  They are:

1) Specifying a "partial interface" seems to result in a failure.  In particular, specifying

partial interface URL {
  static DOMString createObjectURL(in MediaStream stream);


<dl title='partial interface URL' class='idl'>
  <dt>static DOMString createObjectURL (in MediaStream stream)</dt>
  <dd>Text description here</dd>

gives me the following error:

	 Expected definition, got: partial interface URL
	 Processing error: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004003 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER) [nsIDOMDocumentFragment.appendChild]" nsresult: "0x80004003 (NS_ERROR_INVALID_POINTER)" location: "JS frame :: file:///Users/burn/Documents/webrtc/2009/dap/ReSpec.js/js/respec.js :: anonymous :: line 1976" data: no]

Are partial interfaces not supported?

2)  I would like to provide a text description for the constructor method ("new Blah") itself, but I haven't yet found a way.  Has anyone else figured out a way to get the constructor itself to show up in the list of methods, with a way to provide descriptive text for it?

For example, using the extended attribute example in the WebIDL testing document (http://dev.w3.org/2009/dap/ReSpec.js/test-spec/webidl.html#extended-attribute), if I wanted to provide a description of the behavior of "new Dahut" along with the IDL, how would I?

-- Dan Burnett
Received on Monday, 1 August 2011 20:18:27 UTC

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