[whatwg] [EventSource] Garbage collection rules

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Jul 27 15:32:40 PDT 2009

On Fri, 10 Jul 2009, Stewart Brodie wrote:
> The GC rules in section 9 seem overly permissive - if there is a 
> listener for message events but the script "forgets" to call close() 
> when the user navigates away, then the resources it is consuming cannot 
> be reclaimed.


> There is a small chance that it may be reclaimed if the server terminates
> the connection and a GC occurs before the UA is able to re-establish the
> connection (i.e. during the reconnection delay or the reconnection) [...]


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