[whatwg] Repetition Model

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Thu Mar 24 12:58:14 PST 2005

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005, Pete Cole wrote:
> I presume there is a line beyond which a 'kludge' becomes more than a 
> shim and a diversion from the spec. From the discussion here it seems 
> that there are some performance issues in implementation on IE. While 
> such issues can either be ignored (my document is so small it won't be 
> affected) or 'kludged' away (tr.repeat=...) is there any desirability in 
> considering spec changes that might solve the performance issues 
> altogether? Or is this all jumping the gun and one should wait for calls 
> for implementation?

I think the problem is mostly that nobody has really come up with a good 
way of optimising it that makes sense for native implementations as well.

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