[whatwg] Combining the DedicatedWorker and SharedWorker interfaces

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Thu Nov 13 23:32:39 PST 2008

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Nov 2008, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>>> I don't really see how we can do away with this without interop 
>>> issues.
>> It sounds to me like simply saying:
>> setTimout(handler, ms):
>>   When called will schedule a event 'ms' milliseconds after the function
>>   is called. When the event fires 'handler' is called.
>> would make it a bug to not fire the event and produce any side effects 
>> that it would have. For exactly the same reasons that canceling a 
>> pending XHR request would be a bug.
> The above would also mean that the timeout would fire even after the 
> document has been closed, which is not what we want.

True, you also need to define that when a document is closed pending 
timers and in-progress XHR requests, are canceled. Don't know enough to 
have an opinion on DB transactions.

/ Jonas

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