[webkit-dev] Infinite scrolling feature exploration

Adam Barth abarth at webkit.org
Tue Jan 28 17:35:51 PST 2014

On Jan 28, 2014 4:19 PM, "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor at apple.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Adam wrote:
> > Over in Blink-land, we're also quite interested in infinite scrolling.
> Great! It's an increasingly common pattern that could use some help from
> the engine.
> > We've been experimenting with how you might be able to achieve infinite
> > scrolling using existing web platform API.
> Cool. I agree with the general principle, but I want to ensure Web
> authors don't have to roll their own scrolling engine with transforms
> and rAF just to do interesting things like non-janky infinite scrolling.
> I think this will require some additions to the platform, but hopefully
> we can keep the Web-exposed changes minimal.

Just to clarify, in those examples, the browser is driving the scrolling.
We're just using transforms to recycle DOM nodes, which keeps the DOM
finite even though the scrollable area is infinite.


> > Do you have a doc that describes the approach you're investigating?
> I'm in the middle of writing up an email for www-style with our thought
> process and what we've looked at; stay tuned.
> Ted
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