[whatwg] API to delay the document load event

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Sun Apr 28 20:11:05 PDT 2013

On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 9:11 PM, Robert O'Callahan <robert at ocallahan.org>wrote:

> I don't think there's anything FirefoxOS-specific about their use case. As
> I said in my first email, many browsers implement some kind of thumbnail
> capability. I'm not very good at predicting whether or not something will
> be used by authors on the general Web.

I didn't say the use cases were FirefoxOS-specific.  The question was
whether we think authors will use it, and I don't know if FirefoxOS app
developers are an indication of that or not.

It would be easy for us to add some Firefox-only or FirefoxOS-only API
> here, but that seems anti-standards. I'd rather unnecessarily standardize a
> feature that doesn't get broadly used, than propagate some Firefox-only
> feature that does get broadly used.

If it's a feature that will only actually be used in FirefoxOS, then
expecting other browser vendors to invest time implementing it wouldn't
make sense.

Glenn Maynard

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