[webkit-dev] W3C Proposal: User Interface Independence for Accessible Rich Internet Applications

chris fleizach cfleizach at apple.com
Fri Sep 3 14:21:08 PDT 2010

Nothing I'm aware of would cause this to be synchronous. Thanks for pointing it out. It's definitely worth mentioning this fact in the proposal

On Sep 3, 2010, at 4:56 PM, James Craig wrote:

> On Sep 3, 2010, at 1:47 PM, Dominic Mazzoni wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 3, 2010 at 1:44 PM, Adam Barth wrote:
>>> In general, synchronous events are bad from an architectural point of
>>> view.  They result in large, complex callstacks, which expose crashes
>>> and security vulnerabilities.  In the long term, they also impose
>>> contraints on how tightly coupled different components need to be.  If
>>> two components need to communicate synchronously, that limits our
>>> future ability to modularize the platform and to exploit parallelism.
>> It'd also be nearly impossible to implement a synchronous API in a multi-process browser like Chrome.
> I'm unaware of any reason it would need to be synchronous. 
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