On Fri, May 23, 2014 at 5:23 PM, Adam Barth <w...@adambarth.com> wrote:
> When is it safe for a user agent to garbage collect a BroadcastChannel 
> instance?
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/web-messaging.html#broadcasting-to-other-browsing-contexts
> Given that another document might create a new BroadcastChannel
> instance at any time, the |message| event of the object might fire any
> time its responsible document is fully active.  For web application
> that have long-lived documents, the BroadcastChannel might not be
> eligible for garbage collection for a long time.
> Proposal: Add a |close| method to the BroadcastChannel interface
> similar to the |close| method on MessagePort.  The |close| method
> would just neuter the instance of the channel and prevent it from
> receiving further messages.

Sounds good to me.

/ Jonas

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