Web IDL Garden Hose (was: ECMA TC 39 / W3C HTML and WebApps WG coordination)

Maciej Stachowiak mjs at apple.com
Sun Sep 27 16:19:05 PDT 2009


On Sep 27, 2009, at 12:35 PM, Robin Berjon wrote:

> On Sep 27, 2009, at 00:36 , Cameron McCormack wrote:
>> Indeed, much of the custom [[Get]] etc. functionality can be turned  
>> into
>> ES5 meta-object stuff.  A pertinent question is then: should we  
>> change
>> Web IDL to specify an ES5 binding (and not ES3) at this point, given
>> that specs depending on it want to advance along the Rec track?
>
> I would tend to be rather in disfavour of anything that might cause  
> WebIDL to be delayed in any way. I also think that keeping the ES3  
> binding is useful (in the short term at least) if only because it is  
> familiar, which might point to building the ES5 one separately.
>
> If at all possible I'd rather it went to LC ASAP, and if needed that  
> new stuff be done in a branched document.

Based on the conversation so far, I expect Web IDL in roughly its  
current state would not survive Last Call.

  - Maciej



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