The same DOM API and Frameworks you know, but in a Web Worker.
An in-progress implementation of the DOM API intended to run within a Web Worker.
Purpose: Move complexity of intermediate work related to DOM mutations to a background thread, sending only the necessary manipulations to a foreground thread.
Use Cases: 1. Embedded content from a third party living side by side with first party code. 2. Mitigation of expensive rendering for content not requiring synchronous updates to user actions. 3. Retaining main thread availablity for high priority updates by async updating elsewhere in a document.
npm install @ampproject/worker-dom
WorkerDOM comes in two flavours, a global variant and a module variant. It is possible to include the WorkerDOM main thread code within your document directly or via a bundler. Here's how you might do so directly:
WorkerDOM allows us to upgrade a specific section of the document to be driven by a worker. For example, imagine a
divnode in the page like so:
To upgrade this node using the module version of the code, we can directly import
upgradeElementand use it like this:
The nomodule format exposes the global
MainThread, and could upgrade the
divin the following way:
WorkerDOM has a special output variant that supplies additional hooks for safety features e.g. HTML sanitization. This variant is distributed under the amp folder for main and worker thread binaries:
WorkerDOM also has an output variant that includes additional debugging messages. This variant is distributed in the debug folder.
debug/main.mjs debug/main.js debug/worker/worker.mjs debug/worker/worker.js
After cloning the repository, you can try out the debug demos with the following.
npm run demo
This script will build the current version of WorkerDOM and start up a local webserver.
Currently, most DOM elements and their properties are supported. DOM query APIs like
querySelectorhave partial support. Browser APIs like History are not implemented yet. Please see the API support matrix here.
In general we support the latest two versions of major browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, Opera and UC Browser. We support desktop, phone, tablet and the web view version of these respective browsers.
Beyond that, we aim for very wide browser support and we accept fixes for all browsers with market share greater than 1 percent.
In particular, we try to maintain "it might not be perfect but isn't broken"-support for IE 11, iOS 8, the Android 4.0 system browser and Chrome 41.
Local development of WorkerDOM assumes the following: 1. Familiarity with
yarn2. Latest LTS release of Node (10 at time of writing) available. 3. Comfort with TypeScript, the codebase and tests are entirely written in TypeScript.
Each release includes a log of changes with the newly released version. You can find the log here: https://github.com/ampproject/worker-dom/releases
The AMP Project accepts responsible security disclosures through the Google Application Security program.
The AMP Project strives for a positive and growing project community that provides a safe environment for everyone. All members, committers and volunteers in the community are required to act according to the code of conduct.
worker-dom is licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0.