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[Bug 14093] Just to throw out an idea, to allow use of the XML parser, and alert() for debugging, one could implement web workers as simply another open page in the browser, with full access to the DOM, etc, with the ability to communicate to the 'parent' by posting

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Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2011 04:47:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=14093

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX
            Summary|Just to throw out an idea,  |Just to throw out an idea,
                   |to allow use of the XML     |to allow use of the XML
                   |parser, and alert() for     |parser, and alert() for
                   |debugging, one could        |debugging, one could
                   |implement web workers as    |implement web workers as
                   |simply another open page in |simply another open page in
                   |the browser, with full      |the browser, with full
                   |access to the DOM, etc      |access to the DOM, etc,
                   |                            |with the ability to
                   |                            |communicate to the 'parent'
                   |                            |by posting
            Summary|with the ability to         |
                   |communicate to the 'parent' |
                   |by posting                  |

--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-09-10 04:47:37 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The reason workers don't have a DOM is that some browsers implement
workers as threads, and yet browsers do not have thread-safe DOM
implementations (they have global non-threadsafe state in their DOM
implementations). Many browsers don't have a way to run multiple pages in
separate processes yet still have them communicate.

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