[webkit-dev] Detecting a finished paint via JavaScript

RDC rdc49360 at googlemail.com
Thu Jul 9 02:23:17 PDT 2009

>> While this is not a perfect solution, a common technique is to call 
>> (from onload) a DOM method like offsetHeight that forces layout to 
>> run.  That way the bulk of the work required to paint is forced to 
>> happen before the benchmark considers the page load complete.
 > This still omits the cost of painting from a benchmark though.

Okay, this is interesting, thank you for all the comments. I agree that 
there is some degree of inaccuracy in the benchmark result, but I think 
this is something we accept and can live with at the moment; however 
anything we can do to improve the accuracy--even slightly--is useful.


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