On May 22, 2010, at 3:58 AM, Jeremy Orlow wrote:

> Even though no one is currently considering implementing this outside of 
> JavaScript land and even though it'll limit us some and making speccing 
> harder, I think it'd be a mistake to depend on JavaScript.  And, as far as I 
> can tell, the whole point of WebIDL is to not depend on one single language.  
> And I can't think of any others that do.

WebKit exposes Web APIs as part of the native API for embedders, this includes 
Objective-C and GObject bindings. There have also been suggestions to add 
bindings for languages such as Python, Java or Ruby. I think interfaces for Web 
platform APIs should remain language-agnostic to the degree possible.

For the date issue specifically, we should consider adding a Web IDL date type 
which could map to JavaScript Date objects and potentially native date types 
for other languages, and something language agnostic for ether languages.


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