Draw control and page description updates

Alistair Braidwood alistair_braidwood at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Dec 12 08:38:17 PST 2007

Fair enough, sorry to have troubled you.  Steve Souders at Yahoo suggested I asked here, so I did.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction,

----- Original Message ----
From: liorean <liorean at gmail.com>
To: es4-discuss at mozilla.org
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:26:28 PM
Subject: Re: Draw control and page description updates

On 12/12/2007, Alistair Braidwood <alistair_braidwood at yahoo.co.uk>
>  It doesn't seem very practical or sensible to require the developer
> order code in a specific way to avoid these sorts of performance
> and my prefered solution would be to add "I'm about to edit the page
> description, please suspend drawing ops" and "I've finished editing
 the page
> description, now you may draw" functionality to the language - which
 is why
> I've mailed this group.

Not saying that it's not a good idea (I'd view it akin to locking for
threads, just less generally useful), but what on earth does that have
to do with ECMAScript? ECMAScript doesn't deal with documents,
browsers, laying them out visually or drawing them. The browser is
just one of numerous possible host environments. The specifications
that deal with the browser host in particular are the DOM ones. The
W3C WebAPI group seems to have control over most of DOM specs (SVG
DOM, HTML DOM and similar aside), that's probably a better place to
ask for this.
David "liorean" Andersson
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