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[whatwg] Reliably Minimize Reflows

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 15:39:30 -0400
Message-ID: <4ABFBF72.9040104@mit.edu>
On 9/26/09 4:11 PM, Joseph Pecoraro wrote:
> I was aware of the potential for a thread to sit inside a batchUpdate. I
> guess the basic idea would have been that batchUpdate would be a hint to
> the UA.

So a stronger hint than "the script is still running?"

> I don't think of this as overriding any reasons/behaviors. I thought
> that this would do more to justify those reasons/behaviors.

I would be more interested (from an implementor point of view) in a 
block that said "inside this block, no need to do layout even if I ask 
for layout information".  That would provide me with information I don't 
actually have and allow me to optimize better.  However, I think it 
would be very difficult to use for authors, because it would be too 
error-prone...

-Boris
Received on Sunday, 27 September 2009 12:39:30 UTC

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