Re: [beacon] no limits, no retry, no batching, post only

Is it preferable to keep the return value void but throw a quota exceeded
exception if the queue limit would be exceeded or change the return value
to a boolean? It's synchronous in either case.

On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 5:55 PM, Jonas Sicking <> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Arvind Jain <> wrote:
> > I'm continuing to make changes to the current document. I think we should
> > finalize the behavior and then we can debate whether to retrofit to XHR.
> Agreed.
> > We still need to nail down the size/queue limits. There is no mention of
> > queue limits in the document yet.
> The more I think about it, the more I think that having strict limits
> in the spec won't help us that much. Given that we need to have
> max-queued-per-origin limits, we still need a way to signal to the
> page if it bumped into those limits or not.
> That said, I think it would be good if we who are doing the initial
> implementation of these specs could have an implementor-agreement on
> what limits to use for now. And maybe even put such a limit as an
> non-normative note in the spec, mostly as a documentation for web
> developers.
> So we still need to have a way to signal to the author if a request
> was queued or not. The two ways I can think of are:
> 1. Have a way to query the status of old requests. I.e. you can see if
> old requests success/fail and failure reason (size too large, network
> problems, etc).
> 2. Synchronously return true/false at the time when the request is queued.
> 1 is more feature full, but more work to implement.
> 2 has the downside that implementing a synchronous true/false is more
> work if you want to avoid synchronous communication between the
> child-rendering-process and the parent-management-process.
> One implementation strategy would be to asynchronously signal to all
> child processes how much data is currently queued for a given origin.
> Then the child can just compare against that whenever a new request is
> queued. This does introduce a small race if two or more child
> processes attempt to queue requests at the same time. However the only
> harm is that slightly more than allowed data would be queued, which
> isn't really a big deal.
> There's no way to queue unlimited data anyway, at least not without
> opening infinite number of child processes which I suspect would be a
> bigger problem anyway if that was possible :)
> So I think 2 gets my vote.
> / Jonas

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