Web 2.0: A Collection of SetTimeouts
Earlier I blogged about terrible UI responsiveness resulting from a poorly placed setTimeout. I’ve long suspected that SetTimeouts are to blame for everything. Now with help of bz and sfink I have proof. Turns out webpages like to keep users entertained and spin setTimeout loops to poll the servers to synchronize news tickers, social networking shoe-ins, collaborative editing, etc. Most pages do this regardless of whether they are a background or...
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