Re: loadedmetadata and layout

On Mon, 24 Aug 2009, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> >
> > This is already implicitly required. The loadedmetadata event is 
> > queued from a task, therefore the event loop must spin at least once 
> > for the event to be fired. The penultimate step of the event loop is 
> > "If necessary, update the rendering or user interface of any Document 
> > or browsing context to reflect the current state".
> I'm not sure what this means in practice...  Does this require painting 
> to happen, or just pending updates to be flushed?

Just the latter.

> Does it even require pending updates to be flushed, or can that happen 
> lazily when someone requests layout data?

There's no difference from a spec point of view.

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Received on Monday, 31 August 2009 06:09:41 UTC