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Re: More intuitive names for selector performance profiles

From: Florian Rivoal <florian@rivoal.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:31:25 +0200
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <3DD1F2C5-E7A3-4EC4-AE4D-7EEDAC42A6C1@rivoal.net>
To: Marat Tanalin <mtanalin@yandex.ru>

> On Jul 29, 2017, at 20:18, Marat Tanalin <mtanalin@yandex.ru> wrote:
> 
> It probably makes sense to change the existing names for the fast (JS, currently “static”) and slow (CSS, currently “dynamic”) selector profiles.
> 
> For example, using the “dynamic” term for something CSS-related is confusing given that dynamics is usually related to JS, while “static” in webdev is usually about something where JS is not involved: e.g. “static page” as opposed to a page where JS is used to add some dynamics.
> 
> So something like “One-shot” or “One-time” (for the JS-oriented profile) and “Iterative” or “Recursive” (for the CSS-oriented profile) would probably be more intuitive names for selector performance profiles.

While many here understand why the profiles are name the way they are, I agree this is non intuitive and confusing for people who are new to the topic, and that a renaming could be useful.

—Florian
Received on Sunday, 30 July 2017 08:31:49 UTC

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