[whatwg] [html5] Question on the structured cloning algorithm

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Wed May 25 12:24:02 PDT 2011

On Tue, 24 May 2011, Stewart Brodie wrote:
> The section on the structured cloning algorithm has a Note that says
> > "Property descriptors, setters, getters, and analogous features are 
> > not copied in this process."
> Is this note part of the normative definition of the algorithm, or just 
> a non-normative helpful explanatory note?  The typographic convention 
> description set out in section 1.8.2 doesn't say either way.

It has no normative content (no RFC2119 term) so it's not normative.

See: http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1140242962&count=1

> Do getters need to be called to obtain a value which can be stored 
> (after being cloned itself) in the result?

I'm not sure I follow the question. Can you elaborate?

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