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Re: Executing script-inserted external scripts in insertion order

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 2010 13:34:36 -0400
Message-ID: <4CAF562C.8050806@mit.edu>
To: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
CC: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
On 10/8/10 1:31 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
> Would Gecko run scripts without the "ordered" property as soon as they
> were ready?

Yes.

> Wouldn't that break the sites that are using the existing
> version of labjs?

Yes, which is why in the short term Gecko is doing the willful spec 
violation thing.  Then we'd ship a version that has "ordered" _and_ the 
spec violation.  Then we'd ship a version that just does "ordered" and 
hope/push for sites to update to a working labjs.

> I guess I don't see the connection between the first part of Henri's
> message, where he talks about legacy UA-sniffing code that's blocking
> him from implementing something in the spec, and the second part of
> Henri's message, where he proposes a new feature to make new code more
> awesome.

The second part is a way to, not today but next year, eliminate the code 
that is talked about in the first part.

-Boris
Received on Friday, 8 October 2010 17:35:11 UTC

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