Event loops in navigated-away-from windows
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Sep 29 14:22:39 PDT 2014
On Mon, 29 Sep 2014, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:18 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > I certainly wouldn't object to the ES spec's event loop algorithms
> > being turned inside out (search for "RunCode" on the esdiscuss thread
> > above for an e-mail where I propose this) but that would be purely an
> > editorial change, it wouldn't change the implementations.
> The proposed setup from Allen will start failing the moment ECMAScript
> wants something more complicated with its loop. At that point you'll
> have to propose another set of hacks to make the integration with HTML
> work again. And given this integration is so weird, I doubt
> implementations will match it as written. Seems more likely they'll
> implement the more straightforward alternative.
> (Also, the proposed setup does seem to require exactly that kind of
> mental integration I was worried about. With HTML hijacking the ES loop
> to do its bidding.)
Certainly editorially I would much rather have the "inside out" version of
the spec hooks that I mentioned in my earlier e-mail, yes.
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