I suppose I should not have used that phrasing... It wasn't really accurate and it obscures my point... My point was that I actually wanted it to run in the background... So - does time stop, or just rendering? I think that you have to be very clear.
On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 8:43 PM, Robert O'Callahan <rob...@ocallahan.org> wrote: > On Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Brian Kardell <bkard...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >> For example, I recently the Image Evolution demo from >> http://www.canvasdemos.com/2009/07/15/image-evolution/ as a kind of a >> performance test and let it run for three days - during which it was >> not "visible" 99.999% of the time. Should processing stop - or just >> painting? Painting wont happen because the OS says it wont right? > > Depends on the OS, I guess. Performance testing is hard; for good > performance testing you need a carefully set up environment. It's OK to > require special browser configuration to make it believe that the user is > always present and the window is always visible. I don't think we need to > avoid Web platform or browser features because they might make performance > testing a bit harder. > > Rob > -- > "He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; > the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are > healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his > own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah > 53:5-6] >