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Re: "fast vs complete" is "SAX vs DOM"? and the IDs?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:46:21 -0400
Message-ID: <54FCFB6D.6010908@mit.edu>
To: www-style@w3.org
On 3/8/15 9:22 PM, Marat Tanalin wrote:
> Could you provide an estimation of how much faster should computers get compared with current-generation computers to drop "fast"/"complete"-profile separation?

It depends on the size of pages.  The issue with fast vs complete is 
that instead of doing O(1) work you end up doing O(N) work, so how much 
slower that is depends on your N.

Fwiw, the range of N for web pages I commonly visit is somewhere from 
5e2 (e.g. Google homepage) to 3e5 (e.g. the WHATWG HTML specification).

> (E.g. 10 times, or 1000 times, or 100500 times.)

Well, 10 is clearly too small.  ;)

-Boris
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