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Re: DOMTimeStamp interface not defined in L3 events...

From: Jacob Rossi <rossi@gatech.edu>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 15:48:37 -0400
Message-ID: <b1dbfad70910051248x69286c49ldb8f7fdcc405c340@mail.gmail.com>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>, Olli@pettay.fi, jonas@sicking.cc
Cc: www-dom@w3.org
On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org> wrote:
>> A real usecase for timestamps would be great.
>> Otherwise we could deprecate them and browsers could make .timeStamp
>> no-op which has always value 0.
>
> What about syncing between 2 instantiations on 2 different browsers for,
> say, a shared whiteboard.
This (and any other usecases I can think of) could likely be achieved
by a listener to the event simply requesting the current timestamp
from JavaScript when it is fired. And even still, this is only as
synchronized as the synchronization of the 2 computers' clocks.


> Maybe I'm being dense, but why can't browsers get the system clock time?
>
I believe the concern is the performance costs associated with getting
the current system time for every event.

--Jacob
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 19:49:32 GMT

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