[webkit-dev] Improving DOM Exception console messages.

Ryosuke Niwa rniwa at webkit.org
Mon Oct 1 18:21:37 PDT 2012

To make my position clear, I support improving the error messages on
Inspector. I'm just worried about exposing that to the Web because this
area is already terribly under-spec'ed.

On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:48 PM, Ryosuke Niwa <rniwa at webkit.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 1, 2012 at 5:18 PM, Ojan Vafai <ojan at chromium.org> wrote:
>> This isn't spec'ed anywhere. I agree it would be ideal to get a spec for
>> this, but I don't think we need to block on that in this instance.
> I would like to see us posting this on public-webapps or www-dom. I've
> seen js code that tried to parse exception messages to get more information
> about the failure.
>> This is an area where browsers are completely incompatible already. I
>> don't see much benefit from blocking on creating a specification to make
>> this situation better for web developers. It's actually not that big of a
>> deal if the error messages from different browsers are different.
> If Web developers wanted to know the details of failures on their websites
> as opposed to on Inspector, wouldn't it better to add some sort of API that
> could interoperate on all browsers?
> - Ryosuke
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