[webkit-dev] Re: WebKit Incremental Layout
alp at atoker.com
Wed Feb 13 05:18:28 PST 2008
zaheer ahmad wrote:
> can somebody suggest websites where we can see a considerable difference
> using LOW_BANDWIDTH_DISPLAY or the FOUC problem. i dont seem to see
> the difference with most links i have tried.
The WebKit FOUC with LOW_BANDWIDTH_DISPLAY is quite distracting to me
both on the desktop and on mobile devices, so much so that I don't think
it's even worth supporting as an official configure flag right now.
If you didn't notice it, the only possibility I can think of is that you
passed the wrong CPPFLAGS. It needs to be precisely:
So, if you are using the configure script and compiling for the Maemo
CPPFLAGS="-DMOBILE=1 -DWTF_USE_LOW_BANDWIDTH_DISPLAY=1" ./configure
--prefix=/opt/webkit --enable-video --disable-xslt --with-hildon
I actually think a throbber or other load notification system is much
more effective. When users see unstyled content (HTML without CSS), they
immediately consider it a bug in the browser. Not good.
So in summary, -DMOBILE=1 is good, -DWTF_USE_LOW_BANDWIDTH_DISPLAY=1 is
not so good. The loader in current builds is significantly faster and
better at scheduling than those in other mobile browsers so I don't
think we need hacks like this. Try it out and see what you think :-)
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