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Re: Limited DOM in Web Workers

From: Jack Coulter <jscinoz@jscinoz.org>
Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2011 20:28:39 +1100
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
Message-Id: <1294478444-sup-4438@jscinoz.org>
> I would strongly advice using e4x. It seems unlikely to be picked up
> by other browsers, and I'm still hoping that we'll remove support from
> gecko before long.

I assume you meant to say "advise *against*"?

> My question is instead, what part of the DOM is it that you want? One
> of the most important features of the DOM is modifying what is being
> displayed to the user. Obviously that isn't the features requested
> here. Another important feature is simply holding a tree structure.
> However plain javascript objects do that very well (better than the
> DOM in many ways).
>
> Other features of the DOM include form handling, parsing attribute
> values in the form of integers, floats, comma-separated lists, etc,
> URL resolving and more. Much of this doesn't seem very interesting to
> do on workers, or at least important to have the browser provide an
> implementation for in workers.
> 
> Hence I'm asking, why specifically would you like to access a DOM from workers?

Really, only two sections: DOMParser, and holding and manipulating the
tree (appendChild/removeChild/createElement/createTextNode, etc). The
goal here is to allow workers to parse/serialise/manipulate XML with
the same power and flexibility we have with the native JSON parser.
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