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Re: [css-display]? Compositing, expensive things, and laziness

From: Robert O'Callahan <robert@ocallahan.org>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 09:07:50 +1200
Message-ID: <CAOp6jLbRWe7gDcf4_q-qTP2rnUuOo1rnyJvwvFCzDug-rm6u5w@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Jon Rimmer <jon.rimmer@gmail.com>, www-style list <www-style@w3.org>
On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 5:19 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:

> Still has some bad aspects; namely, we *could* be spending the time
> between "now" and "two frames from now" painting the expensive element
> in the background, but with your suggestion we have no idea that we
> need to start doing that.  That means we avoid the hitch, but delay
> the expensive stuff even more than it already is.
>

Fair. I would just argue that if your "cheap" animation really is cheap on
a given system, then two frames is at most 40ms in practice, which is not
very significant.

Rob
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