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Bug 10610 - Name DOMString just string?
Summary: Name DOMString just string?
Alias: None
Product: WebAppsWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WebIDL (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cameron McCormack
QA Contact: public-webapps-bugzilla
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-09-12 13:01 UTC by Anne
Modified: 2010-09-12 18:37 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Anne 2010-09-12 13:01:37 UTC
Since we already renamed DOMObject to just object maybe we should rename DOMString as well? It is very easy to fix in existing specification and would, as a bonus, make it perfectly clear as well which specifications have been updated to use Web IDL :-)
Comment 1 Boris Zbarsky 2010-09-12 17:46:53 UTC
This has been brought up before, and I believe the previous time both Mozilla and Webkit pointed out that the IDLs they use already have a "string" which means something different from "DOMString".  So this change would significantly increase the implementation burden of supporting WebIDL.
Comment 2 Anne 2010-09-12 18:37:22 UTC
Hmm okay. Lets keep them name ugly then I guess.