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Re: document.load: History and a proposal

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:47:16 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=vrE4NDgZqsiyJt0yA-5Yo0z_S-KjTDiuWB0oF@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:36 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, 27 Mar 2010, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> I'm much more concerned about the synchronous version of this API. Is
>> there a way to tell how many sites use specifically the synchronous
>> pattern, and how many depend on the request being fulfilled
>> synchronously? It's true that synchronous XHR already allows blocking
>> network I/O, but it's a regrettable part of the platform and I'd rather
>> not add more constructs along these lines.
> I haven't avoided the sync API here, but I'd be glad to remove it if
> browser vendors are not going to support it / are going to remove support.
> As written, the spec can have the sync aspects easily removed.

Does webkit not support synchronous document.load already? If not, I'd
be happy to attempt to remove it from firefox and see what shakes out.

I'd also love to remove document.load entirely, but I'm less confident
that is doable. Does anyone have data? At the very least I'd like to
restrict document.load to not work on displayed documents, i.e.
documents with a defaultView != null.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:48:10 UTC

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