[whatwg] What is the purpose of timeupdate?

Ralph Giles giles at xiph.org
Thu Nov 5 16:17:31 PST 2009

On Thu, Nov 5, 2009 at 6:10 AM, Brian Campbell
<brian.p.campbell at dartmouth.edu> wrote:

> As implemented by Safari and Chrome (which is the minimum rate allowed by
> the spec), it's not really useful for that purpose, as 4 updates per second
> makes any sort of synchronization feel jerky and laggy.

It really depends what you're doing. It's fine for presentation
slides, and not too bad for subtitles. I agree it's useless for
anything moving faster than that.


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