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RE: [Resource Timing] Web worker initiatorType?

From: Jatinder Mann <jmann@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:51:32 +0000
To: James Simonsen <simonjam@google.com>, public-web-perf <public-web-perf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <ac99d4b0f93b45518434c9fe0853db78@BLUPR03MB065.namprd03.prod.outlook.com>
I agree that we should consider adding Web Worker support in the Resource Timing L2 spec.

For web workers, we need to decide whether the resources downloaded by the web worker should show up in the main document associated with the worker, or only when the buffer is requested from the web worker context though the performance.getEntries() methods. The opposite is also interesting, should the resources used in the main document by shown when calling performance.getEntries() methods from the worker context? Sounds like an interesting use case.

If we decide to show the data in the main documents associated with the worker, we'll need to consider if we want to overload initiatorType with 'worker' or come up with a new attribute to describe where the request came from. There's also the detail on which documents we should associate with a shared worker (all documents?). If we decide to only show the data in the worker context, I don't think we need to worry about those details.

As for the script being used by the worker, seems like the initiator here would really be the script element on the main document.

There's also the bit on adding the performance.getEntries/getEntriesByType/getEntriesByName functions to the web worker context. I think we should definitely make that change.

We should discuss in the conference call in which direction we are leaning. I can make spec changes accordingly.


From: James Simonsen [mailto:simonjam@google.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 5:47 PM
To: public-web-perf
Subject: [Resource Timing] Web worker initiatorType?

Earlier, we decided to punt Web Worker support to a level 2 spec. [1] We were mainly talking about resource downloaded inside the worker, like XHRs.

What about the worker itself? Its script is actually fetched by the main document, so it seems like it should show up in the buffer and have a "worker" initiatorType. WDYT?


[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-web-perf/2012Jun/0002.html
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