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Re: Worker Threads and Site Security Policy | Two Possible New Items for Standardization

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 20:53:23 +0000 (UTC)
To: Arun Ranganathan <arun@mozilla.com>
Cc: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806252050510.13974@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Wed, 25 Jun 2008, Arun Ranganathan wrote:
> 1. Worker Threads in Script.  The idea is to offer developers the 
> ability to spawn threads from within web content, as well as 
> cross-thread communication mechanisms such as postMessage.  Mozilla 
> presents preliminary thought on the subject [1], and notes similar straw 
> persons proposed by WHATWG [2] and by Google Gears [3].  Also for 
> reference see worker threads in C# [4].  The Web Apps working group 
> seems like a logical home for this work.  Will other members of the WG 
> engage with Mozilla on this, via additional work items covered by the 
> charter of this WG?

I'd be happy to volunteer to edit a specification for worker threads, 
whether this ends up as a separate spec in Web Apps or as an HTML5 

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