[webkit-dev] absolutePosition

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Thu Jan 17 15:06:20 PST 2008

The absolutePosition function in the render tree is extremely  
problematic.  It also does not work in the presence of transforms or  
multi-column layout and is extremely slow (calling it inside other  
loops is often the cause of O(n^2) behavior).  I would like every  
WebKit reviewer to be on the lookout for any patches that attempt to  
introduce additional calls to this function.  The patch author should  
have to justify why the call had to be added and be sure there was no  
other way to achieve the same effect.

(hyatt at apple.com)

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