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Re: Using progress events for other purposes

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 18:20:52 +0000 (UTC)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, public-webapps@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0909271819460.15464@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 27 Sep 2009, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> The alternative is to think now about extending Progress Events to deal 
> with non byte-length progress (e.g. a series of transactions, each of 
> which is very rapid alone but which add up to minutes).
> My preference would be to create new attributes for this case rather 
> than overload the total/loaded attributes. A third approach would be to 
> have a flag which specifies whether the total/loaded attributes measure 
> bytes, and a related fourth would be to have an attribute that says what 
> the total/loaded attributes are measuring.
> I have raised ISSUE-105 for this question.

It's not clear to me why the current ProgressEvent interface couldn't be 
used as-is, other than the Progress Events spec saying so.

It's not like the events could be confused with events where bytes are 
intended, in this particular case.

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