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Re: [Events] A case where on* attributes are required

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:17:47 -0500
Message-ID: <4EF51A2B.2060701@mit.edu>
To: Ojan Vafai <ojan@chromium.org>
CC: David Bruant <david.bruant@labri.fr>, www-dom@w3.org
On 12/23/11 2:09 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:
> We could limit the performance impact by restricting to simple
> selectors. But that wouldn't completely address the performance issues
> and it would limit a lot of useful things you can do with this API.

If we restrict to just element IDs, and in particular to attaching to 
the first element with the given id, I think the performance impact 
becomes pretty close to nil (at least in Gecko).  I'm not sure how much 
of a problem that ends up being in practice, though.

> I'm curious what other browser developers think. Could this be done
> without significant performance impact?

That depends on how much the API is used, right?

If it's just a few selector-matching operations per mousemove or 
whatnot, that's not that bad performance-wise.... until people start 
writing crazy selectors.

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