[html5] Web Workers: terminate() and XMLHttpRequest

Dmitry Titov dimich at chromium.org
Mon Jul 26 12:15:17 PDT 2010

What is "closed properly"? As far as implementation goes, Chromium for
example will drop the request at some point, asynchronously but quite close
to termination and discard any results, so it can be at any phase of
completion. A mechanism with more guarantees would definitely require an
explicit  spec language.

On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 7:11 AM, Tobias Sauerwein <
tobias.sauerwein at camptocamp.com> wrote:

> Hi!
> I am wondering what happens when I start an asynchronous XMLHttpRequest in
> a web worker and then terminate the web worker from the main script. Can I
> assume that the request is closed properly? Because the "terminate a worker
> algorithm" [1] does not explicitly say how to deal with open requests.
> Thanks,
> Tobias
> [1]:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-workers/current-work/#terminate-a-worker
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