[whatwg] Low Memory Event

Rob Evans rob at mtn-i.com
Mon Sep 27 03:23:19 PDT 2010

Totally agree. +1!

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[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Charles Pritchard
Sent: 24 September 2010 21:57
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Subject: [whatwg] Low Memory Event

  This is likely mentioned in the Device API specs, or somewhere around
there at the W3C:

Do we have a route, or DOM events that signal when the device has a low
memory condition?

My computer is constantly running low in memory. Mozilla-apps
(thunderbird) start hiding
unneeded icons; Chrome betas just go ahead and crash the active process.

Mobile platforms all have such low memory hooks for their apps.

They're necessary to allow designers to add additional logic to handle the
condition by releasing buffers, serializing data, using localStorage, etc.


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