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Re: Mutation events - Opera's view ACTION-320

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 00:29:34 +0200
To: "Mike Wilson" <mikewse@hotmail.com>, "'DOM public list'" <www-dom@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.utftbkhkwxe0ny@widsith.local>
On Mon, 04 May 2009 23:08:34 +0200, Mike Wilson <mikewse@hotmail.com>  
wrote:

> Hi Chaals,
> Looking back on
> http://www.w3.org/2008/webapps/track/actions/320
> I see some suggestions from Jonas. Are these the proposed
> changes you are referring to?

Yep. Sorry, that email sat in my outbox long enough to lose context :(

cheers

Chaals

> Best regards
> Mike Wilson
>
> Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> In summary, we implemented these ages ago. We think the
>> proposed changes
>> would make the events more performant but less useful.
>>
>> If mutation events simply went away it would improve performance, of
>> course. But there are some real use cases for them, as they are. So we
>> are not sure if the proposed changes are actually a good idea.
>>
>> The use cases we identified are for script libraries, since one
>> library doesn't necessarily know what other scripts are running, and
>> writing a script that checks what else is running seems prohibitive.
>>
>> (There is also the ARIA example, where certain attributes need to be
>> watched in some way. These could be done in a way other than mutation
>> events, but that discussion is orthogonal I think).
>>
>> cheers
>>
>> Chaals
>>
>> --
>> Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
>>                je parle français -- hablo español -- jeg lærer norsk
>> http://my.opera.com/chaals       Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
>>
>>
>



-- 
Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
     je parle français -- hablo español -- jeg lærer norsk
http://my.opera.com/chaals       Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
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