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[whatwg] suggestion for HTML5 spec

From: James Robinson <jamesr@google.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:54:34 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimdUs4YyRtCt5ZmOLVtqZ4jGX+4WDvR9sOaNOzQ@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 6:43 PM, Dirk Pranke <dpranke at chromium.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 5:53 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > On Sat, 1 May 2010, ryan14 at mail.com wrote:
> >>
> >> My suggestion for the HTML5 spec is that the video tag should have a
> >> feature that can enable GPU acceleration on a user's graphics card, so
> >> it will take some stress off the CPU.
> >>
> >> Do you like my suggestion?
> >
> > Why would a user ever want anyone to disable their GPU acceleration?
> >
>
> I believe I've heard people say that they might sometimes want this
> for power management, i.e. performing the same computation on the GPU
> might take more power than performing it more slowly on the CPU. I
> imagine this would depend on the specific configuration and
> computations involved, though.
>

That's a decision for either a user or a user agent, not an author.  It
should not be toggleable from HTML.

- James



>
> -- Dirk
>
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