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RE: Geometry Interfaces spec is exhibiting common problems

From: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2014 01:51:32 +0000
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For those interested, this discussion has continued on public-script-coord:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-script-coord/2014AprJun/0246.html

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From: Domenic Denicola 
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 15:23
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Subject: Geometry Interfaces spec is exhibiting common problems

Spec: http://dev.w3.org/fxtf/geometry/

Missing constructors: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=26201
A new fake array type: https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=26200

Related discussion on blink-dev: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/blink-dev/V_bJNtOg0oM

I'm a bit frustrated that we haven't done a better job communicating these common pitfalls to spec writers. I'd like us to quickly put together a spec review that calls out these two issues in particular, framing them in the context of the larger web platform, and submit that formally to the CSSWG.

I also think that at some point I'll be writing up some sort of constructor thesis, to try to really drive home how mind-boggling crazy it is that we have objects on the web platform that spring into being without ever being constructed.
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