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[Bug 15007] Add an API to queue a task

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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=15007

--- Comment #6 from Glenn Maynard <glenn@zewt.org> 2011-12-01 17:01:31 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> I would assume that in background windows/tabs browser should be able
> to postpone firing such queue-a-task things, or otherwise websites
> will just misuse it it, like they have misused setTimeout.

UAs do need to defend against busy looping with this API.  That should only
happen if unreasonable looping is actually happening, though, just as browsers
detect scripts running for too long.  Browsers shouldn't block these events in
the background entirely.

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