[webkit-dev] Question on FormData interface and implementation

Jian Li jianli at chromium.org
Thu Feb 25 16:11:15 PST 2010

I like option 3 since it seems to be the one to involve far less changes.
However, people who read the code really need to get a good understanding of
differences between FormData and DOMFormData.

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 4:07 PM, Michael Nordman <michaeln at google.com>wrote:

> option 3: We could name any new classes backing the new scriptable object
> as DOMFormData (similar in sprirt to DOMWindow), and leave the existing
> FormData classes as they are.
> On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Jian Li <jianli at chromium.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am looking into the work to support FormData interface as defined in
>> XMLHttpRequest Level 2 (
>> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/XMLHttpRequest-2/#formdata). To support the
>> new FormData interface, we need to add the FormData object that collides
>> with the name that has already existed. Currently we already have FormData
>> and FormDataElement that encapsulate the formalized data to send out. How
>> are we going to resolve the naming issue?
>> Approach 1: we can try to merge the current version of FormData with the
>> new functionalities in the to-be-added FormData. This means that the new
>> version will handle both raw key-value-pair FormData and formalized
>> FormData. It seems to be a little bit messy, IMHO.
>> Approach 2: we can rename the current version of FormData to something
>> like FormalizedFormData or FormSendingData that keeps all the current logic
>> to represent the formalized data to send out. We then use FormData for the
>> new FormData interface, that represent the raw key-value-pair list, just
>> like FormDataList. Indeed we will merge FormDataList into this new version
>> of FormData.
>> How do you guys think?
>> Thanks,
>> Jian
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