jsbell at chromium.org
Thu Mar 6 15:15:46 PST 2014
FWIW, Blink uses DOMStringList only in IndexedDB and apparently in
On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:
> On 3/6/14 4:49 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
>> What's with all the "no one implements" (including #3) stuff in specs?
> IDL Arrays in general are not implemented by anyone that I know of (and
> possibly ever). They were a new concept added in WebIDL that hasn't really
> caught on with implementations. In Gecko's case that was because we never
> got around to it, and it was simpler to use the infrastructure we needed to
> create anyway or already had for "indexed getters" (c.f. DOMStringList,
> NodeList, etc) than to create a bunch of new infrastructure for IDL Arrays.
> And then people realized that in some ways IDL Arrays are an attractive
> nuisance even if they were implemented, which made the priority on
> implementing them even less.
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=23682 has discussion
> that's worth reading, if people haven't already, about the various use
> cases that arise for arrays and arraylikes and how to best solve them.
> Are the specs new?
> Are we in a situation (even in #3, _pace_ Jonas)
>> where the specs should be changed to reflect reality?
> Yes. Need to figure out what reality is or should be, first.
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