[whatwg] Workers in HTML5 (was: postMessage apply(), pipe, etc.)
ggaren at apple.com
Thu Feb 14 15:05:38 PST 2008
> Since postMessage API is looking more an more like the Gears worker
> messaging API (or better), can we go one step further and introduce
> workers into the HTML5, defined as invisible windows with limited
Why call these "windows" at all? They seem to have no relationship
> WorkerWindow openWorker(in DOMString url);
Can I supply a URL to an HTML file here? Does the file load and parse
as an HTML document? Is the document accessible to the worker?
this string be a script instead of a URL?
How do I pass data to a worker?
Is there an API contract regarding synchronization and/or order of
> // some events
> attribute EventListener onabort;
> attribute EventListener onload;
> attribute EventListener onunload;
Why these events?
When is a worker considered loaded? Unloaded? Aborted?
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