[whatwg] Java language bindings for HTML5

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Fri May 21 05:09:11 PDT 2010

On 5/21/10 1:34 AM, Shiki Okasaka wrote:
> * backward binary compatibility: the application programs developed
> with the former SDKs should run with browsers as long as browsers
> retain the required features for ECMAScript.

Gecko has this now for DOM interfaces, mostly.  It's a noticeable 
performance and memory penalty, especially as features need to be added, 
due to the way it's implemented right now on top of C++ vtables.  As 
Benjamin mentioned, we will most likely stop doing this by default for 
the core DOM interfaces.  Someone could still provide a stable ABI in 
some form of C++ binding, but it's not clear to me that we plan to do 
that ourselves.  Patches accepted, probably.


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