Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Faster DOM Queries

Faster DOM Queries: "Alex Russell, head honcho of the Dojo Foundation, suggests a hideous hack to speed up DOM queries. Why does he want to do this? He wants behavioral extensions to be applied as quickly as possible and he has a point. For a good user experience the code to support a web interface should be applied as quickly as possible. A delay can lead to an unresponsive interface, confusing the user about what works and what doesn’t. So, while I think speeding up DOM queries is a worthy aim, I think that his “id hack” is a step too far. I am supposed to be a standards advocate after all." - Dean Edwards

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