[whatwg] More on postMessage

Gorm Haug Eriksen gormer at opera.com
Mon Jul 16 03:37:35 PDT 2007

On Sun, 15 Jul 2007 02:15:45 +0200, Jeff Walden <jwalden+whatwg at MIT.EDU>  

> First, I think placing |otherWindow| as the first argument and |message|  
> as the second is more aesthetically pleasing than the other way around,  
> tweaking the suggestion I made last time.  I don't have a strong reason  
> for this beyond its being analogous to the traditional security model in  
> the literature (which seems good enough to me in the absence of strong  
> reasons going the other way):
>   yourWindow  .  postMessage ( otherWindow , message ) ;
>      actor   does    verb    to   object


I agree that postMessage should have been on the window and not on the  
document, but why would you like to have the method on yourWindow instead  
of the otherWindow you post the message to? Are there any concrete  
benefits/use-cases for this?


- Gorm

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