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WD: High Resolution Time Level 2

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Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:16:03 +0000
High Resolution Time Level 2



This specification defines an API that provides the current time in sub-millisecond resolution and such that it is not subject to system clock skew or adjustments.

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This specification is ready for wide review.

High Resolution Time Level 2 replaces the first version of High Resolution Time [HR-TIME] and includes:Defines a precise definition of time origin for the purpose of all performance timeline related specifications; Provides the base definition for the Performance interface, including support for the Performance.now method in Web Workers [WORKERS]; Introduces the method Performance.translateTime to compare times between different time origins; To mitigate cache attacks, the recommended minimum resolution of the Performance interface should be set to 5 microseconds.

The method Performance.translateTime is marked as &quot;at risk&quot; to the purpose of moving High Resolution Time 2 to W3C Recommendation due to its lack of implementation experience. It is expected to be deferred until the next release.

This document was published by the Web Performance Working Group as a Working Draft. This document is intended to become a W3C Recommendation. If you wish to make comments regarding this document, please send them to public-web-perf@w3.org (subscribe, archives) with [hr-time] at the start of your email&#x27;s subject. All comments are welcome.

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