Re: [Web Timing] Getting root timings to recommendation

Thanks for the updates.

Leaving mark/measure/fullyLoaded for our next conversation, the only
question I still have is about the definition of requestEnd. The IE platform
preview sets it at a later point than the draft and Chrome 6.

Everything else looks good to me.

-Tony

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Anderson Quach <aquach@microsoft.com>wrote:

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> Hi Tony and Zhiheng,
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> This is a great discussion here. Here are thoughts from Nic and I.
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> Itís really important that we keep the normative requirements in both
> definition and the processing model free from any inconsistencies and
> ambiguity. Iím presuming you folks are talking about the differences in
> section 4.2 The NavigationTiming Interface and section 4.5 Processing Model
> of the Aug 17 working draft [1].
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> Thereís a slight typo in section 4.3 NavigationInfo, the ďattribute read
> only attribute unsigned short typeĒ is capitalized.
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> In section 4.4 window.performance.timing, the sample code use a
> NavigationInfo.type that does not exist and a  close parenthesis is missing
> from the if statement block.
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> In terms of navigationStart, it is the intention to begin immediately after
> the onbeforeunload.
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> As for the markers related to the document load and unload. Itís our
> recommendation to be more explicit about the naming. Currently this is not
> updated in the fourth IE platform preview, but it is our intention to update
> this as soon as possible.
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> With the DOM events implemented in the platform preview, the time at which
> the DOM readystate transitions to loading can be unique from responseEnd,
> and with the readystate transitions to complete can be unique from
> loadEventStart.  For consistency and completeness, we would recommend the
> standardization of the following markers as it relates to HTML5: domLoading,
> domInteractive, domContentLoaded and domComplete.
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> We share the same concerns with respect to the ability to standardize the
> results for firstPaint. All user agents will do different amount of work in
> their first paint. Iíd recommend either making it a non-normative
> requirement, or perhaps not introducing it in the NavigationTiming
> interface.
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> The intention for fullyLoaded is for the site developer to capture when
> they declare the page and their content is finished loaded. This can be
> marked by the site developer and can be long after loadEventEnd has
> completed.  This marker however, is best discussed  in the context of User
> Timings.
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> Timing measures allow for site developers to easily and compactly grab the
> time phases within the timeline. The idea here is to enable access to the
> overall time it took to navigate, time phases associated with fetching the
> document and the time phases associated with loading the document in the
> browser.
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> Best Regards,
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> Anderson Quach
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> IE Program Manager
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> [1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebTiming/
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> *From:* public-web-perf-request@w3.org [mailto:
> public-web-perf-request@w3.org] *On Behalf Of *Zhiheng Wang
> *Sent:* Tuesday, August 17, 2010 2:19 PM
> *To:* Tony Gentilcore
> *Cc:* public-web-perf@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: [Web Timing] Getting root timings to recommendation
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>      This is extremely helpful. Thanks, Tony. Please find comments inline.
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> On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Tony Gentilcore <tonyg@google.com>
> wrote:
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> Chrome 7 and the IE9 beta are drawing near. While aggressive, it might be
> possible to push to get the Web Timing spec [1] into a recommended state by
> then so that we can drop the vendor prefixes for those releases.
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>     Agree we should moving towards removing the vendor prefixes. As we
> discussed out of this thread, fortunately, advancing the draft to
> recommendation doesn't necessarily
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> block us from doing it (at least for Chrome). :-)
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> I've surveyed the spec and the two implementations and prepared a summary
> [2] of the remaining differences. The left most column lists an event or
> step in the whatwg HTML5 spec. The next four columns list how the two spec
> sections and two implementations label that step. My editorials are on the
> right summarizing the differences.
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> Some high level thoughts:
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> 1. The spec has normative requirements in both 4.2 and 4.4. This introduces
> the possibility that the spec is internally inconsistent (or at best
> redundant). My preference would be for 4.4 to be normative and 4.2 to be
> rephrased as non-normative notes.
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>     I would keep both normative when eliminating any inconsistency and
> redundancy (if any). And if one of them has to be relaxed, it should
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> be 4.5 (processing model) IMO. Definition is what keep the attributes
> consistent across user agents.
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> 2. The spec could use a careful editorial pass to clean up typos, apply
> some formatting to 4.4, and link up more definitions.
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>     Agree. I will take care of them.
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> 3. Resource timing needs to be split into another document.
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>     Done in the latest updates. ResourceTiming is now under
> http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/ResourceTiming/
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> I will send out more notes when I add a couple more points into it.
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> 4. In terms of the actual implementations, there are only very minor
> differences. I think this is all:
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>   1. We are pretty close on navigationStart, but we need to be specific
> about beforeunload.
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>     While having it up in the draft for easy discussion, I incline to
> remove unloadStart. Security triumphs. That said, I would really like
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> to see more feedback from others about this particular issue.
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>   2. [un]loadEvent[Start,End] vs. [un]load[Start,End].
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>   3. requestEnd is marked differently.
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>   4. dom*, firstPaint, fullyLoaded timings should either be put in the spec
> or prefixed w/ ms.
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> All of this only pertains to window.performance.timing. We probably need to
> talk about navigation, timingMeasures, and the new Mark/Measure APIs.
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>     I believe the new Mark API falls into the UserTiming space? (
> http://www.w3.org/2010/08/webperf.html)
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> thanks,
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> Zhiheng
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> -Tony
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> [1] http://dev.w3.org/2006/webapi/WebTiming/
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> [2]
> https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AvEMl2LYkOQ5dGRLV3Nxc0lCQk0xNTNYRFBFRHlUWXc
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