[whatwg] DOMTimeStamp in W3C Core 3

John Knottenbelt jknotten at chromium.org
Tue Nov 23 02:52:12 PST 2010

I was recently tripped up by a difference between published the W3C
DOM Level 3 Core TR  and standard practice. The issue is that the TR
states that DOMTimeStamp should be bound to a Date object in
ECMAScript ( http://www.w3.org/TR/DOM-Level-3-Core/core.html#Core-DOMTimeStamp

But in practice, most existing implementations bind DOMTimeStamp to a
Number. This was observed on what-wg before:


And there is an intention to change the DOM Core 3 so that
DOMTimeStamp be bound to a number for ECMAScript:


"Event.timeStamp is now a Number in the ECMAScript binding; a proposed
correction to make the same change in [DOM3 Core] is forthcoming."

and an action here:


Can anybody hazard a guess as to when the  DOM Level 3 TR might be
updated with this change?

Many thanks


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