Proxying Native Objects: Use case

David Bruant bruant.d at
Thu Jan 31 10:50:39 PST 2013

Le 31/01/2013 19:12, François REMY a écrit :
>> In this instance, it's possible for you as a polyfill author to replace
>> by your own getter which returns your special
>> proxy objects which do what you expect on property set.
> For the style case, it's *maybe* possible to do so (in a WebIDL compatible browser at least, not sure it would work on Chrome for example).
hmm... we're sidetracking a bit but Chrome doesn't have proxies, so you 
can't polyfill what you want anyway. By the time Chrome does have 
proxies, maybe its WebIDL conformance will be better.

>> For the dispatchEvent/addEventListener case, it's possible for you to
>> override these methods (and maybe the Proxy constructor?) to accept
>> proxies the way you want them to.
> How would I do so? It seems impossible to me, or at least very tedious. Do not forget that the browser itself will add event handlers on objects via Web Components, Decorators, HTML Attributes, ...
I'm not familiar with this.
Do you have links to spec saying that the browser adds native event 

A point I hadn't answered:
> The problem is that in the case of polyfilling you can't be sure the browser will think about proxy usage when they first implement the API then you're out of luck.
The best that can be done here is contact the DOM Core people (that's 
where events are now apparently), and ask them to specifically say they 
accept proxies in dispatchEvent. Then, write test cases, file (or fix) 
bugs in browsers in case some tests fails. Nothing better can be done I 


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