[Public WebGL] Specifying the behavior of bindXXX when passed a deleted resource

Kirill Prazdnikov [email protected]
Tue Jun 18 03:23:49 PDT 2013

That sounds very reasonable. I have a question though:

What if

     var program = compileAndLinkMyProgram(gl);


On 6/15/2013 2:33 AM, Gregg Tavares wrote:
> AFAICT the WebGL spec is currently silent on what happens when you 
> bind a deleted resource.
> In other words
>     var tex = gl.createTexture();
>     gl.deleteTexture(tex);
>     gl.bindTexture(gl.TEXTURE_2D, tex);  // What does this do?
> The conformance tests expect that to bind 0 
> [glBindTexture(gl.TEXTURE_2D, 0)] but the WebGL spec doesn't say 
> that's what's supposed to happen.
> We need to update the spec but I'm also curious if we should change 
> the behavior. Should that bind above generate INVALID_VALUE or should 
> it stay as is and bind 0?
> The same is true of gl.useProgram. Calling useProgram on a deleted 
> program ends up calling glUseProgram(0) but that's not in the spec. In 
> fact it's specifically against the spec as the ES 2.0.25 spec, 2.10.1 says
>     Commands that accept shader or program object names will generate
>     the error INVALID_VALUE if the provided name is not the name of
>     either a shader or program object and INVALID_OPERATION  if the
>     provided name identifies an object that is not the expected type.
> We either need to fix implementations and tests to match the ES spec 
> or update the WebGL spec to document the different behavior.
> Should binding a deleted resource generate an error? My vote = yes.
> Should useProgram follow the ES spec and generate an error? My vote = yes
> Thoughts?

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