Strategies for standardizing mistakes

Jim Blandy jimb at
Wed Oct 14 17:04:20 PDT 2009

One could characterize the difference by saying that Mozilla has 
"reluctant properties" whereas WebKit has "reluctant values".  :)

In other words, in WebKit, 'document.all' has a value --- a value that 
can be assigned to other variables, stored in data structures, and so on 
without changing its behavior --- but which is hard to get a grip on.  
Whereas, in Mozilla, 'document' sort-of-has and sort-of-doesn't-have a 
property named 'all', depending on how you look at it.

It could just be organizational bias, but reluctant properties strike me 
as the more bounded form of insanity.

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