[whatwg] Race condition in media load algorithm
bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Mon Aug 2 12:39:34 PDT 2010
On 8/2/10 3:11 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> How are we defining "current asynchronous task" and "finish"?
> In terms of the event loop algorithm:
Ah, I see. Is the note there about synchronous sections having no
side-effects something that is true by default due to the way
synchronous sections are used in the specification?
>> How does this setup handle cases when the "current asynchronous task"
>> spins the event loop, if at all?
> The spinning of the event loop is also defined in terms of the event loop
> in a manner that strictly defines this:
I'm not sure I follow the steps here, actually. Just to make sure I do
Say I have a task T in the event queue. Task T begins some algorithm
that has a synchronous section, then spins the event loop. If I
understand the steps in #processing-model-2 correctly, the synchronous
sections would run after task T completes, not while task T is spinning
the event loop? Or does "stop the currently running task" in
#spin-the-event-loop imply a jump to step 2 of the algorithm under
(Note: I still have a problem with the way "pause" is defined here, but
I've raised that before, I believe.)
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