[whatwg] Renaming Interface Window
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 14 11:43:33 PST 2009
On Mon, 14 Dec 2009, John J Barton wrote:
>> I mean that it is a Web IDL interface exposed in Web browsers as the
>> interface object that the global object has in its prototype chain.
"window" is a property of the global object (whose return value on getting
happens to be the WindowProxy object -- also known as the "outer window"
in some circles -- that proxies all operations to the global object).
So "yes and no", I guess.
> So it this correct:
> "The interface Window is exposed in Web browsers as properties of the global object 'window'?"
Not really. It's more the other way around.
> in fact, in what sense is the Window interface implemented by existing
> browsers? I understand that they have a 'window' object, but I don't
> understand that they have the Window interface.
The Window interface object (as defined by the Web IDL specification) is
Ian Hickson U+1047E )\._.,--....,'``. fL
http://ln.hixie.ch/ U+263A /, _.. \ _\ ;`._ ,.
Things that are impossible just take longer. `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'
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