[webkit-dev] innerStaticHTML

Michal Zalewski lcamtuf at google.com
Wed Nov 25 13:45:33 PST 2009

> The other way to skin this cat, by the way, is to implement the
> seamless attribute on iframes.  That gives you a similar sort of
> design using the @sandbox attribute and solves many of your above
> concerns, e.g. by creating a new namespace for @ids.  Maybe we should
> try that first or in parallel?

I would think that in practice, IFRAMEs would, at least
psychologically, be significantly less useful to web app developers.

This is due to the fact that frames are conceptually more difficult to
properly position and size to accommodate any dynamically inserted
text; are more cumbersome to pre-populate with data on server-side
(extra HTTP roundtrips or opaque data: URLs). Also, are renderer
implementations actually ready to handle hundreds of seamless IFRAMEs
on a page with the performance footprint not exceeding that of spans
and divs?


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