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[whatwg] suggestion for HTML5 spec

From: Dirk Pranke <dpranke@chromium.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:05:56 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTinQPasJ_H30CGisOFfUdQonX8B-yrWgo-zGU0ou@mail.gmail.com>
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 6:56 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, 2 Aug 2010, Dirk Pranke wrote:
>> >
>> > 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.
>
> This seems like a matter for the user, not the Web page, though.

Ah, I knew you were going to say this. I agree, but I can also imagine
that the way the user selects this is by choosing one of two different
resources from a page, just like we do today for videos of different
bandwidths.

-- Dirk
Received on Monday, 2 August 2010 19:05:56 UTC

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