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Re: Drop foster-parented stuff on the floor if parent gone

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 15:42:50 +0200
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <AA3F31BB-5E07-4679-A45D-29EE0D1F3F57@iki.fi>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>

On Dec 25, 2008, at 13:03, Ian Hickson wrote:

> On Tue, 9 Dec 2008, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> Deferring tree mutations would become slightly simpler if
>> foster-parented stuff was simply dropped when the table parent is  
>> gone.
> I haven't made this change. It would make other implementation  
> strategies
> more complex, so there doesn't seem to be an overall clear  
> indication of
> what would be best.

What implementation strategy would be made more complex by not  
inserting stuff at all when the parent is gone?

> Even in the deferred mutation case, it seems like you
> could just use a "foster insert" action instead, which the main thread
> would handle accordingly.

This is possible, yes.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 2 January 2009 13:43:36 UTC

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