Bug 14214 - missing definition of Transferable
Summary: missing definition of Transferable
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: WebAppsWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Web Workers (editor: Ian Hickson) (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Windows 3.1
: P2 trivial
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: contributor
QA Contact: public-webapps-bugzilla
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Reported: 2011-09-19 09:29 UTC by Glenn Adams
Modified: 2012-12-07 22:58 UTC (History)
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Description Glenn Adams 2011-09-19 09:29:55 UTC
the type 'Transferable' is referred to in the definitions of DedicatedWorkerGlobalScope (4.2.2) and Worker (4.8.2); however, no definition or reference to a definition of this type is provided
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-10-18 20:24:42 UTC
Sigh, more reasons I hate publishing this stuff in its split-up form at the W3C. I really strongly recommend using the full spec where these problems don't come up: http://whatwg.org/c

I'll add a reference.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-10-21 02:54:49 UTC
There's already a reference to the HTML spec. It's assumed that the reader is familiar with the basic types defined in that spec.
Comment 3 Glenn Adams 2011-10-21 06:51:16 UTC
I would like to see an either a link from the use of Transferable to the definition in HTML5 or an explicit mention of Transferable as a dependent type defined in HTML5.

In particular, under 2.1 Dependencies, there is the text:

"HTML Many fundamental concepts from HTML are used by this specification. [HTML]"

I wish to make certain that every normatively fundamental concept (including types) that are defined in HTML5 and used by this specification are either explicitly linked or are enumerated under 2.1 Dependencies. I would suggest that linking would be preferable to enumerating.

G.