[whatwg] HTML extension for system idle detection.

Jonas Sicking jonas at sicking.cc
Fri Aug 28 16:51:08 PDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Jens Alfke<snej at google.com> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2009, at 3:40 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> Seems like an event would be a better solution. For example fire a
>> 'idlestatechange' event with the following API:
> Such an event implies one specific time interval that denotes 'idle'.
> Different clients are likely to want to use different intervals, so this
> requires some sort of client call, with callback, that lets it specify the
> interval it wants.

Though you could also argue that it's something that should be in
control of the user, and thus the UA. If a page wants to add extra
time on top of what the user/ua considers 'idle', the page can always
set up a timeout from the eventhandler.

I agree that there are situations where this wouldn't work perfectly.
But I'm not sure that the extra complexity of the API that David
suggested is worth it.

/ Jonas

/ Jonas

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