Globalization API working draft

Axel Rauschmayer axel at
Thu Nov 3 12:35:45 PDT 2011

Alternative for polyfills: A loader that maps module names to alternate implementations. This reminds me of dependency injection.

Potential problem: The path of a (non-built-in) library might not always be a good ID (one module loads a minified version, another doesn’t). Maybe we need some kind of optional separate module ID.

On Nov 3, 2011, at 20:17 , David Herman wrote:

> Possibly, although it could be tough; I'll keep this in mind as we nail down the API details.
> Dave
> On Nov 3, 2011, at 11:18 AM, Axel Rauschmayer wrote:
>> Can loaders be composed (e.g. to use several polyfills at the same time)? One might be able to chain them in some fashion.
>>> Yes, good point about loaders. I would like a standard HTML way of specifying a loader to use, so you could simply say:
>>>    <meta loader="polyfill.js"/>
>>> and from then on your clients don't have to change a thing.
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