Fwd: "delay" keyword

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at mozilla.com
Thu Jul 5 20:06:07 PDT 2012

On 7/5/12 10:37 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:
> Does the spec really mandate onunload etc. definitely being called in
> all cases?

Pretty much, yes.  Unless I'm misreading it.

> That is impossible in a great number of cases (machine hard
> reset, e.g.)

Any sort of hardware limitations get Get Out Of Spec Free cards, basically.

> and anyway it enables DoS attacks.

Yep.  So I doubt anyone will implement the spec on this, if it says what 
I think it does, and then the spec will get changed.


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