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RE: Race conditions in HTML 5?

From: Bonner, Matt <matt.bonner@hp.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2008 04:39:21 +0000
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <57221E38FB4DD54C946CE654959A554D05DD0A82C1@GVW0436EXB.americas.hpqcorp.net>
Ian Hickson wrote:

> This is the way of many things in HTML5, ranging from the 
> Window object to the descriptions of 'origin' to the HTML 
> parser model. They've never actually been specified 
> before, browsers have had to reverse engineer each
> other to get interoperability. Filling this gaping hole 
> in the Web platform's specifications is one of the main 
> goals of the HTML5 effort.

Okay, thanks, that helps. I misunderstood what you meant
by "Browsers already use this model".

thanks,
Matt 
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Matt Bonner
Hewlett-Packard Company
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Hickson [mailto:ian@hixie.ch] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 6:19 PM
> To: Bonner, Matt
> Cc: Boris Zbarsky; Jim Jewett; HTML WG
> Subject: RE: Race conditions in HTML 5?
> 
> On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Bonner, Matt wrote:
> >
> > I can't find anything in the HTML 4 or DOM 3 standards that 
> calls for
> > this "all other scripts have stopped executing" behavior. 
> Where has this
> > been specified in the past?
> 
> It hasn't. It's just how browsers have always worked.
> 
> This is the way of many things in HTML5, ranging from the 
> Window object
> to the descriptions of 'origin' to the HTML parser model. 
> They've never
> actually been specified before, browsers have had to reverse 
> engineer each
> other to get interoperability. Filling this gaping hole in the Web
> platform's specifications is one of the main goals of the 
> HTML5 effort.
> 
> --
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