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Re: setTimeout() in HTML5

From: Giovanni Campagna <scampa.giovanni@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 19:18:19 +0200
Message-ID: <65307430905041018j64bb1829v97695d2a3899fc5d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
2009/5/4 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
> On Mon, 4 May 2009, Giovanni Campagna wrote:
>> 2009/5/4 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
>> > On Fri, 3 Oct 2008, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> >>
>> >> I would recommend to the HTML5 editor to require some reasonable minimum
>> >> because it seems to be de facto required for Web compatibility. I cannot
>> >> state with certainty that nothing lower than 10ms is safe. Chrome
>> >> shipped with a 1ms delay and that was found to create problems on a
>> >> number of sites, including nytimes. They are planning to try 4ms next.
>> >> We would consider using a lower limit in the official webkit.org version
>> >> of WebKit, not not as low as 1ms.
>> >
>> > I've used 4ms for now but will increase it if that is found to be too low.
>> >
>> > I used 10ms for setInterval().
>>
>> I would like to see a maximum too, as well as clearly defined error
>> behavior for values outside the allowed range. This because I found
>> very strange when Firefox turned an infinite timeout into 1ms.
>
> The spec already defines this actually.

Sorry, my mistake: I wrote infinite, but I actually meant really long
but inside the range of a valid integer.

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Giovanni
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