do any host object implementations define [[DefaultValue]]??

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Feb 9 14:53:33 PST 2011

On 2/9/11 4:20 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock wrote:
> If any browser host objects implementation do have unique  [[DefaultValue]] implementations do they do anything other than the equivalent of calling their toString or valueOf methods?

If I'm reading the code right (and I could well not be!), Gecko's JS 
reflections of NPAPI-provided stuff have a [[DefaultValue]] that 
purposefully does not call valueOf (see

There's also some weirdness with NPAPI stuff at 

Also, arbitrary XPConnect objects could define a custom [[DefaultValue]] 
via their classinfo in Gecko (though as far as I can tell none of the 
ones we ship in the browser by default do; who knows about extensions).

XPConnect objects without classinfo also use a custom [[DefaultValue]] 
defined at

I don't know what other host objects we might have around that use a 
non-default [[DefaultValue]]; it's a little hard to look through the 
code for this in Gecko, unfortunately.  :(

Of the above, I believe the NPAPI bits are web-exposed and the rest are 
not (again, modulo whatever extensions do).


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