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Re: Scrollbar bug on OS X

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Scrollbar bug on OS X
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 18:44:07 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

> I'm curious how _any_ program manages to do this calculation in a
> reasonable amount of time; do they really lay-out the _entire_
> document ahead of time?

AFAIK, yes.  HTML rendering engines do the rendering "eagerly" as they
receive the HTML data.  They typically do it in a separate thread, so while
the page is being rendered things aren't stable on screen (objects may
still move, and the slider may change size).


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