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hixie: Allow timers to be delayed when power usage is an issue. (whatwg r5535)

From: poot <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:08:36 +0900 (JST)
To: public-html-diffs@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100928220836.D6A2133B5D@toro.w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
hixie: Allow timers to be delayed when power usage is an issue. (whatwg
r5535)

http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/html5/spec/Overview.html?r1=1.4422&r2=1.4423&f=h
http://html5.org/tools/web-apps-tracker?from=5534&to=5535

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RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/Overview.html,v
retrieving revision 1.4422
retrieving revision 1.4423
diff -u -d -r1.4422 -r1.4423
--- Overview.html	28 Sep 2010 21:57:25 -0000	1.4422
+++ Overview.html	28 Sep 2010 22:08:10 -0000	1.4423
@@ -48223,6 +48223,21 @@
    this one whose <var title="">timeout</var> is equal to or less than
    this one's have completed.</li>
 
+   <li>
+
+    <p>Optionally, wait a further user-agent defined length of
+    time.</p>
+
+    <p class="note">This is intended to allow user agents to pad
+    timeouts as needed to optimise the power usage of the device. For
+    example, some processors have a low-power mode where the
+    granularity of timers is reduced; on such platforms, user agents
+    can slow timers down to fit this schedule instead of requiring the
+    processor to use the more accurate mode with its associated higher
+    power usage.</p>
+
+   </li>
+
    <li><p><a href="#queue-a-task" title="queue a task">Queue</a> the <var title="">task</var> <a href="#concept-task" title="concept-task">task</a>.</li>
 
   </ol><p>The <dfn id="dom-windowtimers-cleartimeout" title="dom-windowtimers-clearTimeout"><code>clearTimeout()</code></dfn>
@@ -48278,6 +48293,21 @@
 
    </li>
 
+   <li>
+
+    <p>Optionally, wait a further user-agent defined length of
+    time.</p>
+
+    <p class="note">This is intended to allow user agents to pad
+    timeouts as needed to optimise the power usage of the device. For
+    example, some processors have a low-power mode where the
+    granularity of timers is reduced; on such platforms, user agents
+    can slow timers down to fit this schedule instead of requiring the
+    processor to use the more accurate mode with its associated higher
+    power usage.</p>
+
+   </li>
+
    <li><p><a href="#queue-a-task" title="queue a task">Queue</a> the <var title="">task</var> <a href="#concept-task" title="concept-task">task</a>.</li>
 
    <li><p>Return to the step labeled <i>wait</i>.</li>
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