[whatwg] Questions regarding Path object
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 12 12:52:40 PST 2013
On Mon, 11 Nov 2013, Elliott Sprehn wrote:
> Then I object to us shipping this in Chrome. Bleeding on the global
> scope with such a generic name ignoring all the other reasonable uses of
> the word Path is not good for the platform. It's not forward thinking,
> and it's confusing for developers.
The name issue was raised before (the name clashes with the paper.js
library, IIRC), but no vendor had objected (the feature was added over a
year ago now - March 2012), the suggested alternative names weren't great,
the compatibility issue wasn't huge, and so I left it as is, and Apple
shipped it. Changing it now seems like a poor time to change it.
...but, if you won't ship it, maybe we need to change it after all? Would
Apple ship a different name? What are Mozilla's opinions?
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