[webkit-dev] Why so many text nodes in the DOM? (especially ones with just whitespace)

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Wed Jun 16 14:12:01 PDT 2010

Whitespace nodes most commonly occur between elements, so they can't be coalesced.


On Jun 14, 2010, at 7:00 PM, Matt 'Murph' Finnicum wrote:

> Why are there so many Text nodes in the DOM? I had a look at the initial DOM tree from rendering slashdot, and there are 1959 Text nodes. Of those 1959, 1246 were whitespace-only nodes.
> Does there need to be this many nodes? Why can't whitespace be combined with the nodes next to it?
> Thanks,
> --Murph
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