[whatwg] Workers

ddailey ddailey at zoominternet.net
Wed Jul 9 19:02:46 PDT 2008

I'm not sure what it means when you say:

a.. URLs: Workers should be spawned from URLs, not from strings, since 
script rarely has access to its own source.

could you elucidate a bit more? Doesn't JavaScript usually have access to 
its own source? I'm not sure when it doesn't. and isn't JavaScript still the 
primary client side scripting vehicle in HTML5?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch>
To: <whatwg at whatwg.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 9:30 PM
Subject: [whatwg] Workers

> Based on popular demand (and threats that without a spec implementations
> would proceed regardless) I have started collecting use cases and
> requirements for a specification for background worker scripts ("threads")
> in JavaScript:
>   http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-workers/current-work/#requirements
> Any feedback would be greately appreciated, especially from authors
> involved in large Web applications who would make significant use of such
> a feature, and from implementors of browsers that may support this.
> -- 
> Ian Hickson               U+1047E                )\._.,--....,'``.    fL
> http://ln.hixie.ch/       U+263A                /,   _.. \   _\  ;`._ ,.
> Things that are impossible just take longer.   `._.-(,_..'--(,_..'`-.;.'

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