[whatwg] Timeouts and monotonic vs clock time
and-py at doxdesk.com
Fri Jan 7 16:05:57 PST 2011
On Fri, 2011-01-07 at 18:03 -0500, Glenn Maynard wrote:
> Do you have a link to the original message with this text?
> I'm surprised if browsers don't make use of [monotonic time
Summary: typically they do, but there are problems. HTML5 specifies the
most sensible behaviour, though even so there remains a bit of a gap for
web applications, in that scripts can't themselves read a monotonic
timer. They can only get a monotonic interval that might be
interrupted/inaccurate for a variety of reasons, and the clock time,
which might get changed.
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