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Window atttributes for timing info

From: Zhiheng Wang <zhihengw@google.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 18:04:34 -0700
Message-ID: <802863260906141804l3441aad6ke5b030ceab9944a8@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-webapps@w3.org
    I am writing to seek interest of adding a set of window attributes in
the html5 specs
to let browser expose timing-related information of a page.

   Many web pages/apps these days use javascript to measure component/page
latencies. Some
open source project has also been trying to make it easier for web apps
authors to collect these
performance stats, one example is Jiffy (http://code.google.com/p/jiffy-web/)
presented in last year's
Velocity conference. All these apps will benefit if the browser can expose
some timing-related info
through some attributes of the window object. For example, window.[foo] to
give the elapse time
since the page transition.

    I will be happy to draft the specs for comments if there is interest.

Received on Monday, 15 June 2009 06:38:52 UTC

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