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RE: Race conditions in HTML 5?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 01:19:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Bonner, Matt" <matt.bonner@hp.com>
Cc: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806120117180.6527@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 12 Jun 2008, Bonner, Matt wrote:
> I can't find anything in the HTML 4 or DOM 3 standards that calls for 
> this "all other scripts have stopped executing" behavior. Where has this 
> been specified in the past?

It hasn't. It's just how browsers have always worked.

This is the way of many things in HTML5, ranging from the Window object 
to the descriptions of 'origin' to the HTML parser model. They've never 
actually been specified before, browsers have had to reverse engineer each 
other to get interoperability. Filling this gaping hole in the Web 
platform's specifications is one of the main goals of the HTML5 effort.

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