[whatwg] Installed Apps

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 11:38:26 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 1:34 PM, Michael Davidson<mpd at google.com> wrote:
> Here's something that hidden pages can help with that this solution can't:
> Let's say you're watching ten stocks on Google Finance, each in their
> own window.
> Right now, each page has to have its own connection to the server.
> Since these are polling connections, the experience is going to be
> very bad.
> With a hidden page that's accessible to all Google Finance visible
> pages, they could share a connection to the server. Even if the hidden
> page is closed when the last Google Finance page is closed, this is a
> better situation than we currently have.

Can't SharedWorkers do that right now?  If all you're doing is polling
for data, it seems like you don't need all the extra stuff that these
various proposals are offering.


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