[whatwg] SharedWorkers and the name parameter

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Tue Aug 18 20:26:17 PDT 2009

On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 7:53 PM, Drew Wilson<atwilson at google.com> wrote:
> An alternative would be to make the "name" parameter optional, where
> omitting the name would create an unnamed worker that is identified/shared
> only by its url.
> So pages would only specify the name in cases where they actually want to
> have multiple instances of a shared worker.
> -atw

This seems like a very good idea. Makes a lot of sense that if two
shared workers have the same uri, you are probably going to interact
with it the same way everywhere. Only in less common cases do you need
to instantiate different workers for the same url, in which case you
can use the name parameter.

/ Jonas

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