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Re: Workers

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 23:22:14 +0000 (UTC)
To: Andrew Fedoniouk <news@terrainformatica.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0807202320010.12994@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Sun, 20 Jul 2008, Andrew Fedoniouk wrote:
> But intention is to isolate Worker from the Document and rest of the 
> DOM, correct?

No, the intention is to isolate the script running inside the worker from 
the Document object, not to isolate the actualy implementation.

> It appears as I am getting term "browsing context" wrong.
> Is it something that can be expressed in terms of formal interface definition
> like:
>    interface BrowsingCtx { ... }
> or is it some abstraction behind the scene?

A browsing context is basically a tab or window or iframe.

> I think that term 'thread' shall be used in the specification instead of 
> "completely separate and parallel execution environment".

It was suggested that using the term "thread" would imply state sharing, 
since most threading mechanisms do indeed share state. Here it's more like 
a separate process than a separate thread.

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