[whatwg] HTML5 (including next generation additions still in development) - Mozilla Firefox (Not Responding)

Diego Perini diego.perini at gmail.com
Thu Jul 8 00:45:47 PDT 2010

I do not see the reason of having a specification lecture also be a

As Aaron already said I just want to be able to read the specs.

A button at the top maybe to switch to the stress-test ?


On Thu, Jul 8, 2010 at 3:43 AM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky at mit.edu> wrote:

> On 7/7/10 5:43 PM, Aaron Boodman wrote:
>> I hear this every so often. Do we really need the spec to double as a
>> browser stress test? I mean, there are actual test suites nowadays. I
>> just want to read the spec.
> I'll just note that part of the reason it's a "stress test", apart from the
> old Firefox issue, is that it tries to be clever and not hang the
> browser.... which actually causes the browser to do a lot more work.  On my
> machine here, if the spec's script were not trying for the clever thing, it
> would take about 1-2 seconds (with a completely hung browser during that
> time) to do what it currently takes anywhere from 8 to 25 seconds to do,
> during which time the browser is largely unresponsive anyway.
> -Boris
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