[whatwg] Workers feedback
glenn at zewt.org
Mon Feb 14 02:22:01 PST 2011
On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 5:02 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Feb 2011, Gregg Tavares (wrk) wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > 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.
> We do when one or more browser vendors say "we will not implement this",
> which is what happened here.
And having every *thread* running in a separate process wouldn't exactly be
a sane model, anyway, and that's what this would actually require.
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