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Re: display:none and mixed SVG and HTML

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@MIT.EDU>
Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2012 09:14:00 -0500
Message-ID: <4F2A9A28.40806@mit.edu>
To: www-svg@w3.org
On 2/2/12 8:30 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> If and only if the elements are referenced, so this doesn't defeat the
> general optimization where browsers don't create boxes for
> display:none subtrees.

Oh, and I don't think that's true.  For example, I think it would be 
really weird for transition/animation start/end events on a DOM node to 
fire or not depending on whether that node is referenced from some 
totally different part of the document.  Whatever "referenced" means; if 
something with hidden visibility uses a paint server and the UA 
optimizes away the painting, is the paint server "referenced"?  Having 
DOM events depend on _that_ is even weirder.

Again, please try to actually think through all the implications of 
proposals, not just the simple cases.

Received on Thursday, 2 February 2012 14:14:29 UTC

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