[whatwg] Workers feedback
Gregg Tavares (wrk)
gman at google.com
Mon Feb 14 01:56:08 PST 2011
On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 1:37 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Gregg Tavares (wrk) wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:45 PM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 11 Feb 2011, Gregg Tavares (wrk) wrote:
> > > > > On Fri, 7 Jan 2011, Berend-Jan Wever wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > 1) To give WebWorkers access to the DOM API so they can create
> > > > > > own elements such as img, canvas, etc...?
> > > > >
> > > > > It's the API itself that isn't thread-safe, unfortunately.
> > > >
> > > > I didn't see the original thread but how is a WebWorker any different
> > > > from another webpage? Those run just fine in other threads and use
> > > > DOM API.
> > >
> > > Web pages do not run in a different thread.
> > Oh, sorry. I meant they run in a different process. At least in some
> > browsers.
> The goal here is interoperability with all browsers, not just some.
I guess I don't understand. There are lots of things all browsers didn't do
at some point in the past. The video tag. CSS animation. The canvas tag.
Etc. We don't say because it hasn't been done yet therefore we can't try or
can't spec it.
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