[webkit-dev] DOM Serialization?

Christopher White skullknife at gmail.com
Fri Jan 22 10:31:10 PST 2010

Yes.  What I am looking into is creating a binary version of the document
(i.e. DOM including all rendering information).  That way, when viewing the
content, I can skip the parse step and just put the DOM into memory and
start the layout.

Time wash question?

So I am trying to save time loading the doc.  So my question is if there is
a way to create a binary representation of the DOM with all the needed info
(content and rendering), will the time saved skipping the parse step be
substantial (if any at all) over reading a file which has a binary
representation of the DOM, resurrecting the in-memory DOM and starting the
layout process.



On Fri, Jan 22, 2010 at 9:19 AM, Darin Adler <darin at apple.com> wrote:

> On Jan 22, 2010, at 9:12 AM, Adam Treat wrote:
> > Correct me if I'm wrong, but he said without re-parsing. The WebArchive
>  definitely needs to be reparsed, right?
> You’re right. I was wrong.
> I guess the idea boils down to inventing a new serialization for HTML
> besides HTML and XHTML, a binary one that would be more efficient in some
> way.
>    -- Darin
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