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Re: Race conditions in HTML 5?

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 23:27:42 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Bonner, Matt" <matt.bonner@hp.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0901152326330.7181@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Tue, 10 Jun 2008, Bonner, Matt wrote:
> I see several places in the HTML 5 spec, where a UA is required to start 
> executing something once all other scripts have stopped executing. It 
> seems possible that this could lead to race conditions, or deadlock, 
> depending on use.

I have attempted to resolve all of these cases. The ordering of all 
operations should now be well-defined, as should the interactions of 
multiple scripts in the face of operations that need to wait for all 
scripts to have ended.

Please let me know if I missed any cases of deadlock or race conditions.

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