[Lazarus] The future of desktop

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.lazarus at telemetry.co.uk
Fri Nov 29 12:53:15 CET 2013

Michael Schnell wrote:
> On 11/29/2013 11:55 AM, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
>> That goes back to some of the earliest Netscape versions, IIRC it was 
>> originally used to update images periodically. While attractive, this 
>> sort of thing can turn into a nightmare if the browser on an end 
>> user's system leaks memory until an entire page (i.e. not just part of 
>> the DOM describing the page) is forcibly reloaded- BTDT.
> Do we still need to take into account that a browser is that limited ? 
> Browser technology has advanced a lot during the passed few years.

"Do we have to take into account that a browser might have bugs?"


"Do we have to take into account that somebody might run a browser older 
than we like supporting?"

Partly: at the absolute minimum to give him a sensible error message, 
and ideally to provide some sort of usable UI even if it lacks the 
"bells and whistles".

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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