[whatwg] structured clone algorithm should be defined for primitive values

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jan 31 15:14:36 PST 2011

On Fri, 28 Jan 2011, David Flanagan wrote:
> The structured clone algorithm is currently defined only for object 
> inputs and doesn't say what should happen when a primitive value is 
> passed to it.  (The internal structured cloning algorithm handles 
> primitives, but the outer level one does not.)
> Browser implementations allow primitives such as strings to be passed to 
> History.pushState(), window.postMessage() and other methods that 
> reference the structured clone algorithm.
> I think you can fix this by changing "object" to "value" in four places

Fixed. Thanks.

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