[webkit-dev] setTimeout as browser speed throttle

Peter Speck speck at vitality.dk
Fri Oct 3 06:08:53 PDT 2008

On 03/10/2008, at 14:16, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:

>> [...] Other sites update their title on a timer in a way that is  
>> useful for a background tab. For example, GMail updates the unread  
>> count, which is quite useful on a background tab label. [...]

Maybe the new Timer API should be extended with an option for:  should  
this timer be executed when the page is hidden in a background tab.

Animation timers would then specify no, thereby reducing amount of cpu/ 
battery consumed.

GMail could specify yes: low-overhead update of the unread count in  

It would make sense to have the default to be false, and to be the  
last parameter.
    - Peter Speck

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