[whatwg] Adding ECMAScript 5 array extras to HTMLCollection
and-py at doxdesk.com
Mon Aug 2 15:10:54 PDT 2010
On 08/02/2010 09:57 PM, Garrett Smith wrote:
> Can it be argued as to what "integer index" means? And what is a "string index"?
Good catch, that's pretty ambiguous language. Browsers implement this as
if "integer index" were equal to the term "array index" defined section
15.4 of ECMA262 (that is an unsigned 32-bit integer other than
(1<<32)-1, expressed in simplest-possible decimal form), and "string
index" meaning any other index.
The paragraph should be updated to explicitly reference this; probably
the language about square brackets should be dropped too, as it seems to
represent a misunderstanding of exactly how the ECMAScript
square-bracket and dot operators actually work.
Whether a property name is an "array index" or not is an unrelated issue
to the matter of how the property value is retrieved. OK, you can't use
the direct dot syntax on an array index purely as a grammatical manner,
but . and  aren't the only way to access properties. (eg.
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