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Web apps page is way too longl. It crashes most browser.

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Web apps page is way too longl. It crashes most browser.

Postby i_hate_whatwg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:27 pm


I validate my web pages with the W3 validator, click on the link associated with an element ... #something
..and that's it. Browser hangs, then I have to quit it and lose all my open tabs and work.
It happens with Firefox, on Macs and PCs, and on IE.

On chrome you get that little floating div saying "Too slow? try reading the multipage version"

What a pathetic attempt at fixing something that is totally broken.

Surely the best way to fix it would be to ALWAYS redirect people to the multipage versioon if they come from a different domain?

How can a web standard site, of all sites, create a page that crashes most browsers?

I remember posting something about this a long time ago (can't retrieve my old login details because I forgot my username) and it started a long discussion which ended up with you people being too arrogant to listen to people's complaints.

I am posting again, not expecting much in the way of a response
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Re: Web apps page is way too longl. It crashes most browser.

Postby zcorpan » Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:50 pm

Please file a bug on about making the validator point to the multipage version.

The single-page spec is huge and has lots of scripts for the floating status annotations and other things; it's quite the browser stress test.
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