[whatwg] Proposal for a tab visibility API

James Robinson jamesr at google.com
Thu Apr 28 13:08:11 PDT 2011

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> Back in December there was a discussion about a tab visibility API.
> I haven't added this feature to the HTML specification at this time, for
> a couple of reasons: first, it seems like something we'd really want to
> have implementation experience before deciding on a specific API, and
> second, it seems like something that belongs more in the CSSOM API spec
> than in the primarily media-independent HTML spec.
> I have saved all the feedback on the topic in case anyone is interested in
> working on a specification for this.

For what it's worth the Web Performance working group has added this to its
charter and has started work on this API:

- James

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