[OpenAjaxIDE] Microsoft Ajax metadata format quick start guide

Kevin Hakman khakman at tibco.com
Thu Jul 12 11:07:05 PDT 2007

To clarify ... MSFT's example here is from their pre-existing work and
has been provided to inform requirements process for the IDE TF's work.
(It's not actually a proposed implementation).  Take a gander thru the
requirements that are still being refined, but near completion @
http://www.openajax.org/member/wiki/IDE_TF/requirements.  You'll see
that those requirements are consistent with your primary point.  (If not
please add a comment to that page so that we can leverage your input).

FWIW--Aptana has also provided an example of what they are currently
doing as it too may help inform a future specification and
implementation, but again the intent behind those are not as proposed
implementations, but rather examples of what certain vendors are already
doing in this area so that we can use that information to further inform
our requirements thinking.



Kevin Hakman

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-----Original Message-----
From: ide-bounces at openajax.org [mailto:ide-bounces at openajax.org] On
Behalf Of Alex Russell
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:15 AM
To: ide at openajax.org
Subject: Re: [OpenAjaxIDE] Microsoft Ajax metadata format quick start

On Thursday 12 July 2007 7:46 am, Jon Ferraiolo wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Bertrand has sent in some emails describing the list of globals and
> JavaScript extensions that MS Ajax uses, along with the XML format
> used to document the runtime JavaScript used by MS Ajax. I have been
> going through some of these documents and I found it a bit hard to
> figure out where I could find an executive summary and some examples.
> Here is what I found:
> Executive summary of XML metadata format:
> *
> http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive/2007/04/23/the-format-for-javas
> List of JavaScript globals and JavaScript extensions used by MS Ajax:
> * http://openajax.org/pipermail/interop/2007q2/000168.html

Ouch...that's a long list. Are we going to allow any vendor 
to "register" globals which extend root object prototypes? I had 
thought that the consensus was "no", and that they should be flagged as 
dangerous and potentially conflicting (otherwise interop is a joke).


Alex Russell
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