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Re: Optional method arguments in the DOM

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 22:29:46 +0200
Message-Id: <161453F7-44ED-42C2-99CF-7F9DFE303825@expway.fr>
Cc: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>, DOM mailing list <www-dom@w3.org>
To: Joseph Kesselman <keshlam@us.ibm.com>

On Jun 29, 2006, at 22:12, Joseph Kesselman wrote:
> We didn't do optional arguments for the same reasons we didn't do some
> other things in the DOM: they aren't supported in enough languages  
> that
> they really belong in the core/portable/standardized specification.

Given that they can be mapped naturally onto Javascript and Java (and  
a bunch of others), and given that language-specific bindings can  
override that to make them required if it's really needed, I don't  
see why we shouldn't have them.

Robin Berjon
    Senior Research Scientist
    Expway, http://expway.com/
Received on Thursday, 29 June 2006 20:30:00 UTC

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