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Re: [whatwg] DOM Events Proposal: EventListenerOptions 'mayCancel' for improved scroll performance

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 17:22:10 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78jobEFPLMUOXuab8qQ6==1Ly5mTPRiyjYBJrJj-M_Wtow@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rick Byers <rbyers@chromium.org>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Philip J├Ągenstedt <philipj@opera.com>, James Ross <w3c-20040125@james-ross.co.uk>
On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 5:15 PM, Rick Byers <rbyers@chromium.org> wrote:
> I think there's a big opportunity to substantially improve scroll
> performance on the web in the relatively short term by doing something
> incremental.  I.e. I'm pretty sure I can get major scroll-blocking libraries
> like Google Analytics to opt into the pattern proposed here in a relatively
> short timeframe.  I'm much less sure I could get them to switch to a
> completely new event API in any sort of reasonable timeframe.

Either way they need to branch their code, no?

> What do you think about an incremental path?  I don't see any fundamental
> reason that things need to change drastically.

Overloading a boolean argument with a dictionary seems bad. And if we
are to have a new API anyway, we might as well pick the better names.

> If we can get consensus on the basic approach, then I'd be happy to rework
> my proposal in the form of a pull-request and move all issue tracking to
> whatwg/dom.  There's probably no point in doing that until we have an
> agreement on the basic API shape, right?


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