[whatwg] Progressive rendering

Alexey Feldgendler alexey at feldgendler.ru
Thu Nov 2 21:22:30 PST 2006

On Thu, 02 Nov 2006 20:06:31 +0600, Kornel Lesinski <kornel at osiolki.net> wrote:

> I'm thinking that footnotes would be flowed independently of normal
> content. Browser would flow normal content from the top of the page, and
> flow footnotes from the bottom of the page at the same time. Break when
> both meet.
> The only limitation here is that HTML of footnotes section has to be known
> in advance to compute styles for footnotes, however
> printing-while-downloading seems a bit extreme to me.

It's not only about printing-while-downloading. It's about the ability to print an arbitrarily long document without consuming infinite memory for DOM.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
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