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setTimeout() in HTML5

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 4 May 2009 06:15:19 +0000 (UTC)
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: "public-webapps@w3.org Group WG" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905040610490.18851@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 3 Oct 2008, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> I would recommend to the HTML5 editor to require some reasonable minimum 
> because it seems to be de facto required for Web compatibility. I cannot 
> state with certainty that nothing lower than 10ms is safe. Chrome 
> shipped with a 1ms delay and that was found to create problems on a 
> number of sites, including nytimes. They are planning to try 4ms next. 
> We would consider using a lower limit in the official webkit.org version 
> of WebKit, not not as low as 1ms.

I've used 4ms for now but will increase it if that is found to be too low.

I used 10ms for setInterval().

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