[webkit-dev] setTimeout as browser speed throttle
robburns1 at mac.com
Fri Oct 3 02:21:55 PDT 2008
On Oct 2, 2008, at 6:28 PM, Peter Kasting wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2008 at 3:23 AM, Rob Burns <robburns1 at mac.com> wrote:
> Safari (my main browser) and turn to other browsers when I find a site
> battery eaten away in under an hour just because I left pages open
> that use setTimeout inappropriately.
> Safari doesn't have a lower setTimeout() cap than Firefox, so I
> don't think this data point is meaningful.
This wasn't a comparison of the handling of different browsers. I was
saying that this is a rather drastic measure that users have to take
It might make sense to allow users to disable timers separately from
authors to use timers appropriately when they might not be able to
count on timers being enabled always (using them only when appropriate
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