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Re: Request for Comments: Proposal for Touch-Based Animation Scrubbing

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:24:37 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAWBYDC0JVrf+wNMM=uZpFQk8=ezBD0XHx1CXVRQwmc8qGzRMA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Fran├žois REMY <francois.remy.dev@outlook.com>
Cc: Tobie Langel <tobie@fb.com>, Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, Simon Fraser <smfr@me.com>, Rik Cabanier <cabanier@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:47 AM, Fran├žois REMY
<francois.remy.dev@outlook.com> wrote:
> |  From: Tobie Langel
>
> |  Currently, the lack of events on which to prefetch and append new content
> |  while scrolling makes it impossible to implement infinite scrolling
> |  without re-implementing everything in JavaScript. Other UI refinements
> |  (pull to refresh, etc.) suffer from similar issues. Re-implementing
> |  scrolling in JavaScript prevents the browsers from carrying adequate perf
> |  optimization, yields sub-optimal experiences for the users and is
> |  extremely costly in engineering resources.
>
> Unfortunately, this proposal is not aimed at all at solving the 'normal'
> scrolling performance, but rather at solving a popular hack around scrolling
> where you want to run 'scrolling animations' (for example a cartoon bullet
> enters the page from the left as you scroll further).

Francois is correct.  This proposal does *not* solve "infinite
scrolling".  I have something else in the pipeline for that.  ^_^

~TJ
Received on Friday, 30 November 2012 17:25:32 GMT

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